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Reviewed by Jacob R LaMar for Readers' Favorite
Little Miss Grubby Toes Falls in the Pool! by Eddie Price is a children’s book about a young girl who never wears her shoes, hence her nickname. In the story, Little Miss Grubby Toes and her friend Tommy visit the park with their mothers. Together, they have a picnic and go on the slide but are quick to question if that is enough - they want to go to the pool. When their mothers tell them to wait a while because they can’t swim, they are faced with a critical decision whether to listen to their mothers or make their own decision about what’s best. Included in this book is a list of Eddie Price's other works, praise the author has received, and a special author note about the importance of learning from Little Miss Grubby Toes’ mistakes.
Little Miss Grubby Toes Falls in the Pool! is a beautifully drawn book that feels as if the illustrator sat down to sketch the entire book on the spot. It’s a masterful job of taking a difficult task and making it seem simple. The text is clean and easy to follow and the message is clear as crystal; if something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t. The story goes out of its way to target critical thinking by adding questions throughout the story, forcing the young reader to make responsible decisions first. Perhaps my favorite part of the book was after the story was finished where the author offers clues to Little Miss Grubby Toes' real name as well as a promise to reveal it after the next installment, Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy. There is also a wonderful quiz with an answer guide and discussion questions at the end. Ultimately, Little Miss Grubby Toes Falls in the Pool! is a well-written and well-illustrated book that effectively communicates its message about pool safety and good choices in general. Any parents or grandparents would be wise to give this book a chance and see if their youngsters enjoyed it as much as I did.