Up, Up, Up, Down! (Hardcover)
Follow an energetic toddler's day with Dad that's full of opposites - up and down, make and break, yum and yuck, and more.
From his first demand to be picked up and then immediately put down, opposites pop up all day long for this energetic boy. Breakfast is no, no, no, yes! At the sandbox, it's make, make, make, break! And jumping into the pool goes from can't, can't, can't, to can!
Kimberly Gee's expressive illustrations emphasize the loving connection between a boy and his father in this clever concept book about everyday highs and lows that is sure to entertain little (and big!) members of the family.
About the Author
Kimberly Gee lived in Seoul, Korea until she was eight, when her family moved to the United States, giving her a cultural perspective that is a blend of east and west. She won a Mentorship Award at the 2010 SCBWI Conference, and a Portfolio Showcase at the 2013 SCBWI Editor's Day. She is the illustrator of The Class by Boni Ashburn. Kimberly lives in Claremont, California with her family and other things she loves: a garden, a tortoise, and a bunny.
"A toddler lives through a day full of opposing directives with their stay-at-home dad. . . The parts of this day will be familiar to parents and children alike. . . A fresh take on opposites and routines for the very young." -Kirkus Reviews
“Opposites loom large for babies, and Gee brings the concept to adorable life. Her action-packed visual vignettes refreshingly feature a brown-skinned baby and caretaker dad who dramatize the obvious (‘no’ and ‘yes’) and the more subtle (‘yay’ and ‘uh oh’). Her touch is feather-light, with many telling details to spot.” -The New York Times
While Dolssa runs from those who would burn her at the stake as a heretic, fellow travelers must decide whether to hide her or turn her in. The author makes you believe you're in pre-Inquisition Provence and the story adn characters stay with you for days afterwards. Powerful story of taking a stand for your beliefs and the makings of friendship. - Nikki