Who Takes Care of You? by Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Jade Orlando. Little Simon, 2021. 9781665905800
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Format: Board Book
Genre: Picture books
What did you like about the book? This sweet board book celebrates the many grownups who care for children. Each spread shows a child with a caregiver – daddy, grandma, brother, sitter, aunt, mommy, or grandpa. Simple rhyming quatrains are from the point of view of the child and describe special or everyday activities that they share, from making pancakes to bath time. I love the cheerful tone and joyful illustrations. The kids and caregivers shown have a variety of skin tones, abilities and cultural identifiers. This is a validating title for kids who have grownups other than parents to care for them, and a window into these kids’ families for those who do.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? For ages baby to 2 years.
Who should buy this book? Daycare centers and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Board books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: May 17, 2022