By Michael Ian Black
Art by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Rec Ages 2-8
There are certain things that can only be truly enjoyed by a child. Being naked is one of them. For this youngster fresh out of his bath there is something glorious and fun about being sans clothing, be it while eating a cookie, wearing a cape, or dancing the Hokey Pokey.
For those of us with children filled with just a smidge extra energy, this book really hits home. Black has once again managed to encapsulate childhood in a picture book as his young hero flurries from bath to snacks to capes to, oh thank goodness, finally sleep. Art matches story as illustrator Debbie Ohi conjures artistic motion capture to show us this adorable whirling, twirling, streaking dervish, and his ever-patient mum.
Share this book with your kids (and your friends), chuckle a bit to yourselves and then run out to your local bookstore or library and pick up all of this duo’s books, the newest of which, I’m Worried, arrives early next month.