Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Daughter’s age when read: 3 years old

This is a very simple book but both my daughter and I love it.  It’s about a daddy who takes his daughter to the park to ride the swings.  She keeps asking him to push her higher and higher until she passes a giraffe, tall buildings, mountains and into outer space.  My daughter loves when she meets an alien child in space on his swing and then the girl in the book comes back down to daddy and asks him “again!”.  This book is so fitting because my daughter loves the swings and is always asking to go higher and higher until she can touch the sky.  My favorite part of the book is after the girl asks “again!” they show her leaving the swing on her daddy’s shoulders.  This has amazingly helped me get my daughter to leave the park without the temper tantrums she used to throw because I remind her that the girl in the book didn’t fuss when they left the park.  She knows that she always gets to come back again another day.  So that alone made this a favorite book of mine. LOL.  The illustrations in this book are wonderful too.  Very vibrant and lots of little details to discuss with your child.

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5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Jenn said,

    It’s so awesome that she makes connections to the books–that’s a reading comprehension skill! The swings were my favorite as a kid, although I can only fly so high now that I’m old.

  2. 2

    Eric said,

    We really liked this book too. You can follow Leslie Patricelli on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ketchum-ID/Leslie-Patricelli/98313384149

  3. 3

    Janelle said,

    One of our favorites as well. Very imaginative and good even for really small children!

  4. 4

    Oh I love Leslie Patricelli! We’ve read nearly all of her books and not a single one has let us down. The POTTY one is especially good for potty training. She just has a way of connecting with children so they really appreciate the story. Love it! 🙂


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