Books for Kids: Zoe gets Ready

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Zoe gets Ready
Scholastic Canada
age 3-5
Written and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
40 pages

Synopsis from Scholastic Canada:

Each day is full of possibilities, and Zoe wants to be ready for everything this one might bring. But that makes getting dressed really, really hard! If it’s a twirling day, she’ll need to wear the purple skirt. But if it’s a cartwheeling day, she’ll want the polka-dot tights. Or it might be a hiding day, perfect for the flower crown that will help her blend into the garden… or a flying day, which demands butterfly wings!

As kids grow, they start to demand more independence. Choosing their own clothes to wear is one way kids exert their will as well as express their character. Zoe gets Ready does a great job of illustrating that. As parents we just want the kids to get dressed, to wear something becoming to the weather outside, but to a child there’s more to consider than just the weather. The possibilities of a Saturday are huge in Zoe’s mind and each activity requires a different outfit.

Zoe gets Ready will have parents nodding in understanding and kids laughing at Zoe’s imagination. It may also have your child changing clothes, inspired to make it a cartwheel day or a standout day. Zoe gets Ready is a fun book for any family going through this stage of independence.

You can find a copy of Zoe gets Ready by visiting your local book store or visiting Scholastic Canada. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Scholastic Canada for my review copy.

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