Reach & Read: My Family Four Floors Up

Image-1 What a delightful book! Stutson and Krampien have created a great rhyming story with emphasis on colors, sounds, fun descriptors all the while featuring different home and families than the usual white nuclear suburbia. There is an urban feel (high rises at night!), but still peaceful, positive and enjoyable to read. There is one picture which almost instantly reminded me of the classic R McCloskey book Make Way for Ducklings.  I am not sure of the illustrators intention but I loved the suggestion or at least reminder of the classic book. There are the famous duckling statues in Boston but did you know that there is also a version in Moscow in Novodivichy Park (at a convent). We visited there in 2016 – nice quick trip to memory lane!  Stutson has a great way with words and phrasing, and Krampien’s art draws you in making this a regular read in our rotation now.

I received a copy of this book to review from Sleeping Bear Press but I was not financially compensated, nor required to say something positive, in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my experience and observations while reading this book.

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