Ever give your kids a task, and somehow, much sooner than you expected, you hear the words, “I’m Done!”? Like when I say “Clean up your room”, and even though the floor is littered with toys/clothes/etc, less than 5 minutes later I hear, “I’m Done!”, but a quick look in the closet or under the bed tells the true story of how “clean” it really is.
If you’ve ever had a similar experience with your own child, then this picture book by Gretchen McLellan is one you AND your kid will be able to identify with.
Little Beaver is supposed to be building a dam, but his other animal friends keep distracting him with plans to play, so he keeps telling Mama and Papa that he’s done. Time after time though, Mama and Papa have to redirect Little Beaver, reminding him that he’s not done yet. Eventually, everyone is happy and Mama and Papa got their dam (as they should have).
Besides the cute story line that I think many can identify with, another aspect of this book that I liked was all of the animal sounds throughout the book. Sounds like the beaver tail going “slap, slap, slap” make for a more entertaining story and are fun to read aloud.
Naturally, when I read this with my kiddos, they had no idea why the book reminded me of them *eyeroll*, but they enjoyed it nonetheless, and I think your kids would too.
*I received a copy of this book from the author and Red Fox Literary in exchange for an honest review.*