Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: David McPhail
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
A fox in a dress, a rabbit in shoes and a turtle in a top hat are just a few of the fun characters you will encounter in this board book. The animals from the book My Mother Goose by David McPhail make an appearance wearing various everyday clothing items. The illustrations are sketch like in pastel with plain backgrounds. Each of the 11 pages introduce a simple wardrobe vocabulary word for small readers.
I Get Dressed was made with toddlers in mind. The length of the book make it nice to read to toddlers with very minimal attention span. Most of the pictures are self explanatory, but there is a “jacket” that looks just like a button up shirt and one critter that is difficult to determine whether it is a possum or a rat. The vocabulary is basic and just right for a beginning word book. The illustrations are endearing as the creatures look somewhat silly in oversized clothes. The simplicity in the presentation of this book makes it a perfect addition to a toddler’s shelf.