The Same But Different (Viking Kestrel picture books)

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This picture book sets out to show how similar day-to-day activities and happenings are performed and perceived by each member of a family.

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PreS-Gr 1-- A family wakes up and goes through the day. Baby, kindergartner, parents, grandparents, cat, and dog bathe, eat, relieve themselves, work, and play, each according to his age and role in life. (Before bed ``Granny braids her hair and soaks her teeth. . . . Mommy puts her hair in curlers and brushes her teeth. Clover has a wobbly tooth! Grandpa doesn't have many teeth or much hair--and neither does Luke!'') With such a simple concept, the illustration takes on special importance. Enter Robins, who has not departed from his typical broad comic style ( Where Did I Come From? Lyle Stuart, 1973 , Sweet Dreams and Monsters Crown, 1986 , etc.). The book fairly bursts with vitality and Robins' special unrepressed view of the world. Parents or teachers who might want to share a book such as this with young children are likely to consider Robins' cartoon of Granny pulling up her bloomers or Mommy putting on her bra and panties more appropriate to Mad magazine readers than to preschoolers. Otherwise this good-natured glimpse of how we all function should prove entertaining to those with young and open minds. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, N.Y.

Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Clover's family starts the day by getting up, dressing and grabbing a quick breakfast. On the surface, everyone is doing the same thing, but no one is doing it in quite the same way. When it comes to underwear, every member of the family has his or her preference. "Mommy" dons a bra and panties while "Daddy" wears boxer shorts. "Granny" wears bloomers, "Grandpa" buttons up his long johns and Clover wears an undershirt with her underpants. Readers see that "Clover sits on her little potty, baby Luke has his diaper changed. Daddy stands up." Other events of the day are contrasted, including the family's bedtime habits. The exploration of the concept of "same but different" is aptly geared to very young children, enhanced by touches of humor conveyed in zesty cartoon illustrations. The use of an extended family with varying routines and needs adds interest. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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