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An empowering picture book from the author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy and 100 Things I Love to Do with You
Feed goats! Dig moats! Do chores! Roast s’mores!
From beloved author Amy Schwartz comes this celebration of independence showcasing 100 things little ones can do on their own. A poster on the back of the book jacket features all 100 things as a collectible keepsake.
About the Author
Amy Schwartz has written a number of award-winning picture books. She has created two New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She has won the Christopher Award, the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and the National Jewish Book Award, among others. Amy was born and raised in California, and now lives with her family in Brooklyn.
**STARRED REVIEW** "In this tour de force, Schwartz makes slice-of-life depictions of the everyday lives of young children seem like a piece of cake, belying her extraordinary skills of observation and visual characterization... Schwartz solidifies her place alongside the likes of Kate Greenaway, Gyo Fujikawa, Helen Oxenbury, Shirley Hughes, and Marla Frazee as chroniclers of little ones’ lives." — Kirkus Reviews
"The text’s rhythm keeps the pace lively while the gouache illustrations inject each activity with true joy and personality... There is much to recognize, relate to, and discover for children and grownups sharing this book for the first time or on repeated viewings. A poster on the back of the book jacket brings all one hundred things together into a large, countable burst of colorful activity." — The Horn Book Magazine
"Independence can be community and solitary at the same time. Children and families in these pages do things alone, or together. Schwartz makes it all look like a breeze. With dynamic sets of rhyming pairs to read aloud or all alone, this book makes the mere act of existing and doing into an all-day celebration." — School Library Journal