Pippin No Lickin'
Pippin, No Lickin’ addresses the consequences of personal actions with young readers. This colorful and endearing story establishes with children that parental wisdom is for their own health and safety and helps them develop an understanding of selfishness. Pippin’s adventures even teach colors to very young readers along the way! Parents and children alike will enjoy this introduction to an immediately classic and memorable character in Pippin the cat.
What I loved: This book is an interesting presentation of the importance of bathing and personal hygiene. For kids who resist taking a bath, this will be a good book to show them why bathing is important (at least on some days). The illustrations are cute with a lot of different animals making up Pippin’s classmates, plus a whole variety of funny things getting caught in Pippin’s fur.
What left me wanting more: While this is said to be about selfishness, I was not sure I got that message. However, the lessons about personal hygiene are great on their own! For young toddlers, this book may be a little wordy, but this would be great for preschoolers.
Final verdict: Pippin is a fun way to teach about why bathing matters in a cute and funny way. The illustrations are very cute and colorful, appealing to a preschool audience.