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Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Published by
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (2019-05-07)
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Final Pages
Original language
English
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UP, UP, UP, DOWN

by Gee, Kimberly

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.

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.

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Comments

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.

Review: Kirkus

A Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year

Quote: Putnam

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.

Review: New York Times Book Review

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