Barefoot Bks. (Our World). Oct. 2023. 20p. Board. $9.99. ISBN 9798888590188.
Gr 1-2–This nonfiction board book follows a small child through their day in a Greek city from morning to evening, introducing readers to Greek phrases and words along the way. Breakfast with grandma is followed by a trip to the park with mom, an afternoon nap, shopping at the market, and an evening meal with family at home. The day ends with story time with grandma and her dog, and then getting tucked into bed. Tikkou’s bold sketches pop with playful movement and convey traveling through the city from a child’s perspective. Greek vocabulary is introduced on each page accompanied by phonetic pronunciations. The text reads more like the cheerful, disjointed announcements of a child, and less like a narrative story with a beginning and end. It is not always clear what the specific English word or phrase on the page is that readers are meant to be learning, or what the definition of it is, so the glossary at the end of the book is necessary and will be referred to often.
VERDICT Not recommended for collections.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing