Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Get Dressed!

Get Dressed!

Seymour Chwast
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Abrams , 2012   ISBN: 978-1419701078

It is morning, and two children need to get up and get dressed. The problem is that we are not sure what kind of a day they are going to have, and therefore we have no idea what they are going to need to wear. The children have their own ideas though.

Here we see that the boy has selected a soup pot, a wooden sword, and a pot lid, along with a long shirt, socks, a feather, a funnel, a collar, and a belt. Why on earth would he need to wear such things? What is he going to do?

On another page we see that a hat, coat, boots, earmuffs, a scarf, and mittens have been chosen. What kind of day would require clothes of this kind?

In this clever novelty title, readers are presented with some often rather odd clothes and accessories choices, and they have to figure out why the two children would need such items. When they open up the folded over page, children will see what kinds of situations requires one to have to wear the clothes and accessories that we have puzzled over.

With sturdy board pages, labeled illustrations, and a clever jacket-shaped cover, this is a book that children will enjoy exploring.