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What Did You Do Today?

by Kerry Arquette
Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

Published by Harcourt, 2002
32 pages
ISBN: 0-15-201414-4

Ages 2 - 4

What did you do today, little pig? What did you do today? I found some mucky, muddy ground. I wallowed deep and rolled around. I made my favorite grunting sound. That's what I did today." An ear-pleasing picture book uses repetition, rhyme, and language choice to great effect. Set on the rural farm and land where a small, brown-skinned boy lives, each two-page spread features a different animal or insect describing its activities in a lively, lilting narrative framed around the question "What did you do today?" In some of the illustrations, the young child is seen interacting with the various creatures; in others, he is a background figure. But the book starts, and especially ends, firmly centered on the importance of the boy and his immediate world and activities. CCBC categories: Picture Books For Younger Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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