I Smell Honey

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

The same African-American family, consisting of mom, dad, toddler sister and baby... read more

The same African-American family, consisting of mom, dad, toddler sister and baby brother, is featured in four board book volumes. In I Smell Honey the older sister watches as mom prepares a meal of fried catfish, collard greens, red beans and sweet potato pie. Big sister entertains baby brother with her fancy moves in Watch Me Dance and both children are intrigued with a traditional African instrument, the shekere, in Shake, Shake, Shake. In front of a mirror at bedtime, Dad and little brother play a distinctly afrocentric version of "Where's your nose?"in Pretty Brown Face. Each volume successfully blends early childhood concepts with elements of African-American culture. (Ages 9 months-3 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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