Every day offers a wonderful new adventure for every young child. The toddler represented in Swish Slosh, along with their fun-loving pup, takes the reader on a journey through some of their favorite escapades. Illustrator Jacqui Lee creates playful and colourful images that are fun to explore as there are so many things to see, count and interpret. The story tells itself without narration and only through all of the activity inspired pictures. The real fun comes in when recreating the sounds that each of the activities generates. What does a day at the beach sound like, or slurping on an ice-cream cone or taking a bath at the end of a very busy day? This little board book will create lots of fun and many giggles when shared with a favorite toddler.
Tamara Opar is Youth Services Head Librarian, Children’s and Teen Services at the Millennium Branch of Winnipeg Public Library in Winnipeg, Manitoba.