Pots and Pans

Written by Patricia Hubbell   Illustrated by Diane deGroat
HarperFestival 1998
ISBN 0694010723
Out of print. Look for it in your school or local library.

From Kirkus Reviews May 26, 1998 This boisterous picture book, a kindred spirit to Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), is a rollicking salute to the utter chaos created by a curious tot let loose in the kitchen. Skillfully epitomizing the boundless inquisitiveness of toddlers, Hubbell describes the exuberant explorations of one mischievous child. Bouncy rhymes crescendo with the growing excitement of a baby as it experiments with different objects: hitting, slamming, and banging them together, creating a cacophony of sound. Children will enjoy "reading" the sound effects, set in a bold typeface that stands out from the rest of the text. DeGroat's colorful illustrations humorously depict the antics of a cat, a dog, and a baby as they revel in this lively impromptu performance. (Board book. 1 - 3) - Copyright 1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

From School Library Journal Chaos reigns supreme in the kitchen when baby clears the cupboards, scattering pots and pans, lids and cans over the floor. Hubbell's rhymes roll and tumble around deGroat's floor-level views of a silky haired toddler banging merrily away... this makes a fine candidate for a lap-sit story.