I’m On It!

Hyperion. (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!). May 2021. 64p. Tr $9.99. ISBN 9781368066969.
PreS-Gr 2–The newest title in this series explores prepositions in a delightful way. Goat is standing on a log when he grabs Frog’s attention. Frog wants to join in, so he stands on a rock. Goat adds a tire beside him while Frog has a bucket. The two continue in this way, adding flower pots, ladders, fishing rods, beavers, hoses, and more to their piles. Goat’s excitement grows while Frog gets more anxious as his situation becomes rather dangerous. He finally declares that he’s over it. Tsurumi uses brightly colored mixed media to grab readers’ attentions. Each item is distinctive and clear and adds to the silliness of the story. Orange speech bubbles are used for Goat and green for Frog, making it easy to tell who is talking. Whimsical lines illustrate all of the movement, including a delightful loop for Goat’s handstand and shaky lines to depict Frog’s instability. In the style of this series, Gerald and Piggie introduce and conclude the story.
VERDICT Highly recommended for all beginning reader collections.

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