Boom Boom Go Away!
Laura Geringer/ illus. Bagram Ibatoulline, Atheneum $15.99 Score:
A fun read aloud that allows kids to live vicariously as the toys in the child's room discover all the noisy ways to say 'Go Away' when they say it's time to go to bed. There's a lot of repetition as each toy from the previous page appears on the next and the sounds are cumulative, playful sounds that make this fun for kids to chime in on, as you read. The negativism is twice removed; it is not coming from your child or the child in the book, but it's totally satisfying for little listeners who are freed, thanks to those toys, to delay the inevitable. 3 & up.
Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.