Baby book review: Up, Up, Up, Down! by Kimberly Gee

Baby librarian Tilly and her mum Jen review the funny picture book Up, Up, Up, Down! by Kimberly Gee.

Tilly reviews Up, Up, Up, Down!

I don’t know why Mummy likes this book so much or thinks it’s funny. It’s just the story of a normal day. The boss in the story is clearly the toddler and it’s an accurate portrayal of a day in the life of a toddler. My days look a lot like this. We want one thing, and then we want another. We want up, then we want down. We say yes, then we say no. We can’t do things, and then we can. Well duh, Mummy. Obviously. It’s because you don’t really understand me. I don’t see why my hardships in life are worthy of such a book.

Jen reviews Up, Up, Up, Down!

I love this book. It’s a cute and funny picture book depicting the day in the life of a toddler and his dad, and it’s a book of opposites: the mercurial toddler who wants one thing and then immediately wants another. I love that the book is showing a dad rather than a mum (there are way more books about mums than dads, so it’s always nice to see one with dad at the centre — a bit off-centre, in this case, as the toddler is clearly the centre of the universe). I also love how accurate this book is. This book is my life right now.

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