ISBN 1931127700 - I've reviewed so many good-but-not-great board books lately that just the look of the cover of this one had me anticipating something great. There's an ethnic, hip look to the cover that I just haven't come across a lot for the still-gnaws-on-books set, but The Rhythm of My Day is here to fill in that gap, at least a little.
Waking in the morning, eating, getting dressed, dancing... the rhythm of a child's day is a huge comfort to them. In rhyme, with "Rhythm, the rhythm, the rhythm of my day" as a sort of refrain, the happy day-to-day of a happy child.
Sturdy board book pages will take a beating and survive. This book appears to be part of a curriculum and I've found copies of a CD out there, but it does work alone - and that allows you to create your own rhythm for the "song" inside. The text, by Angela R. Yates, is nice and flowing for the most part, although a few rhymes sound cumbersome. The illustrations by Laura DeSantis cover the pages from edge to edge. They're fairly plain but are so bright and lively and so different from the usual that all your child will notice is that they look fun!