#1113 – What Do You Wear? by Taro Gomi

What Do You Wear?
Written and Illustrated by Taro Gomi
Chronicle Books
20 pages     Ages 2—5

“What do animals wear?

“Sheep wears a fluffy jacket, Zebra sports striped pajamas, Snake is snug in a stocking, and Penguin looks dapper in a classic suit. With this playful book by celebrated author and illustrator Taro Gomi, toddlers will delight in identifying animals’ “outfits” while appreciating the importance of getting dressed by themselves!” [BACK COVER]

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What Do You Wear? That’s a daily questions for most of us, but for animals they wear the same thing every day. Toddlers will love to know what exactly these animals wear. Like Sheep, on the cover, it wears a fluffy jacket every day. Rhino wears a warm, waterproof brown coat. As toddlers turn the thicker than average pages, they find a new animal, they might have seen before. This time, toddlers find out what each animal wears. The animals included are: Sheep, Duck, Rhino, Snake, Goldfish, Penguin, Zebra, Gorilla, and a surprise. Gomi’s images are usually cute and adorable, and What Do You Wear is no exception. Most animals look like youngsters, just like the final animal. And what animal finishes this adorable board book? Why the animal dearest to each toddler’s heart—another toddler. The dark-skinned boy wears nothing, until the final spread where the child is persuaded, “Quick, let’s get dressed!”
Originally, What Do You Wear was published in Japan under the title Komono. Taro Gomi has become popular in the US thanks to his adorable illustrations and having a knack for knowing what young children enjoy. To date, he has published more than 400 books, translated in 15 languages.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR? Text and illustrations copyright © 1980, 2017 by Taro Gomi. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

Originally published in Japan, © 1980 by Ehonkan, Inc. under the title Kimono.

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Reprinted with permission from WHAT DO YOU WEAR? © 1980, 2017 by Taro Gomi, Chronicle Books. Illustrations © 2017 by Taro Gomi.

Copyright © 2017 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

What Do You Wear?
Written and Illustrated by Taro Gomi
Chronicle Books

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