Higher! Higher!

by Leslie Patricelli

On a swing set in a grassy green park with puffy clouds and a bright blue sky overhead,... read more

On a swing set in a grassy green park with puffy clouds and a bright blue sky overhead, a little girl has one request of her father: “Higher! Higher!” With a smile stretching wide across her freckled cheeks, the girl soars. With each push from her father, she repeats her appeal. Cheerful acrylic paintings show the changing scenery as the girl’s altitude increases. Swinging above the treetops, over skyscrapers and above the mountains, the girl sails into space. After giving a high-five to an alien, the girl reverses back to earth, swinging lower and lower until she’s resting back in her father’s embrace. This clever picture book will delight readers with its playful perspective on a playground ritual. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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