Sunday, 17 November 2013

Thumpity Thump Gets Dressed by Cyndy Szekeres

This is another Petit Livre D'Argent. I have it in French but its easily available in English. Thumpity Thump Gets Dressed by Cyndy Szekeres was first published in America in 1984 and its such a sweet little book.

When Thumpity Thump wakes up, the weather is warm.

So he dresses in his swimsuit. But the weather changes - he is too cold! He puts on his playing clothes and hops into the sandbox. But the weather changes - it is too windy!

He puts on a woolly jumper and with Daddy's help, gets his kite. But the weather changes - it is too wet!

And so on. No matter what Thumpity Thump wears, he has to go back inside to dress differently. But every time his Mum and Dad and there, waiting for him with comfort and cuddles. I think it highlights how often in kids books the main character is isolated and figures things out alone. Not that that is a bad thing - it clears the way for many adventures. But here it is nice that this little bunny gets so much love - for Thumpity Thump there is no such thing as too much cuddles.

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