Good Morning, Sweetie Pie and Other Poems for Little Children by Cynthia Rylant

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When the birds begin their singing
and the sun begins its sunning
and the morning glories
open up all blue...
there's a mama or a papa
or a gramma somewhere saying:
"Good morning, Sweetie Pie,
how are you?"

From waking up and eating breakfast to bath and bedtime, these eight tender and gleeful poems celebrate the precious, everyday moments shared by parent and child. Through the lilting verse of Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrations beautifully crafted by best-selling artist Jane Dyer, the energy and exhilaration that sweetens every instance of toddlerhood will be relived again and again.

 

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant is the distinguished author of more than sixty books for young readers. She received the Newbery Medal for Missing May and a Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. Two of her picture books, When I Was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came, are Caldecott Honor Books. Her other acclaimed works include the self-illustrated picture books Dog Heaven, Cat Heaven, Bless Us All: A Child?s Yearbook of Blessings, and Give Me Grace: A Child?s Daybook of Prayers. Her most recent title for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers is The Wonderful Happens. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In “Sweetie’s Messes,” the bouncy rhyme states, “Suppertime with baby girl / Leaves Papa looking funny.

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While her characterizations occasionally teeter on the brink of sentimentality, her sensitivity to contemporary stylings and mores keep the paintings firmly planted in a child's universal experience.

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