It’s a big question, even for us grown ups, “What should I wear today?” This week’s recommendations address this question in stories that feature unique characters and stunning outfits. Getting dressed books are great for expanding vocabulary and learning to recognize colors, shapes, and patterns. Currently, King County Library System (KCLS) has copies of these books in their catalog.
Harcourt Children’s Books, 978-0152164133
Ella Sarah knows exactly what she wants to wear this morning, it’s a very colorful outfit and she thinks it’s just perfect. Unfortunately, the rest of Ella Sarah’s family has other ideas and each family member suggest a different option. The illustrations in this Caldecott Honor book are bright and vibrant, created with silhouetted shapes and printed patterns.
Annick Press, 978-1554510511
Some people like green. Some people like blue. But the little girl in this book likes red the best. Although her mother tries to convince her to wear other colors, this girl knows what she likes. This simple story celebrates the childlike love of a favorite color. The illustrations are clean and pop out from the white background, setting the stage for the vibrant red to shine in the spotlight.
This book follows little Jesse Bear through his day from sun up to bedtime. As the day progresses Jesse’s mom asks him the rhyming question, “Jesse Bear, what will you wear?” The repetitive text is formatted in a patterned structure which makes it easy for adults to read aloud and for kids to follow along.