One Springy, Singy Day
One Springy, Singy Day is a vibrant, joyful story that follows a diverse cast of young children as they play throughout their day. Inspired by author-illustrator Renée’s own “busy bee” two-year-old, this love note from parent to child illustrates the wondrous and boisterous adventure of raising a springy, singy, squeezy toddler.
What I loved: The illustrations are really what shines in this book, portraying a diverse set of characters with several skin colors and a child in a wheelchair. The bright colors and many details make this a delightful book to look through and will certainly appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. The activities are common ones, with playground play, blowing bubbles, going to the library, dancing, and more that will be highly relatable to little ones.
The text itself has lots of nice rhymes that roll off the tongue, and the amount of text on each page is brief, making the pages turn as quickly as little ones would like. The charming content combined with detailed images make this a delightful read.
What left me wanting more: As small points, some rhymes are a little forced, such as "waking up at dawn-y" where words are made up to rhyme. The rhythm also changes from page-to-page with some sentences and some lists of words without the sentence-like structure. This makes it flow a little rougher in some places where it switches.
Final verdict: Bright, sunny, and joyful, ONE SPRINGY, SINGY DAY is a charming, rhyming picture book that celebrates all the fun of toddlerhood. Recommend for toddlers and preschoolers.