Up, Up, Up, Down! (Hardcover)
Follow an energetic toddler's day with Dad that's full of opposites - up and down, make and break, yum and yuck, and more.
From his first demand to be picked up and then immediately put down, opposites pop up all day long for this energetic boy. Breakfast is no, no, no, yes! At the sandbox, it's make, make, make, break! And jumping into the pool goes from can't, can't, can't, to can!
Kimberly Gee's expressive illustrations emphasize the loving connection between a boy and his father in this clever concept book about everyday highs and lows that is sure to entertain little (and big!) members of the family.
About the Author
Kimberly Gee lived in Seoul, Korea until she was eight, when her family moved to the United States, giving her a cultural perspective that is a blend of east and west. She won a Mentorship Award at the 2010 SCBWI Conference, and a Portfolio Showcase at the 2013 SCBWI Editor's Day. She is the illustrator of The Class by Boni Ashburn. Kimberly lives in Claremont, California with her family and other things she loves: a garden, a tortoise, and a bunny.
"A toddler lives through a day full of opposing directives with their stay-at-home dad. . . The parts of this day will be familiar to parents and children alike. . . A fresh take on opposites and routines for the very young." -Kirkus Reviews
With a gentleness of wit, emotion and spot-on humor, Schmidt brings to life 6th grader Carter Jones as he navigates a tough time in his life, with the help of one Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick, who drives an eggplant-hued Bentley and gives advice, both needed and not wanted, as the Jones' family new butler. Interspersed with cricket references - "the finest game in the world" - wonderful and enlightened vocabulary fit for a proper gentleman, Schmidt tackles grief and abandonment with his signature insight, lightness and heart. As the butler says to his charges "make good decisions and remember who you are" -- Carter Jones' story will stay with you for a very long time. Highly recommended! - Maureen