Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again is all about Wally Waddlewater, the duckling, and how he learns to safely cross the street. We follow him as he first writes a letter to his grandmother and then sets out to walk to town and mail out the letter. He is guided by his mother, Mama Waddlewater, throughout the walk and their encounters with crossing busy streets. Wally learns to never chase after a ball (or toy) if it goes into the street, how railroad crossings work, as well as other safety tips. After a lot of practice, Wally is granted permission to cross the streets alone on a walk to visit his grandma. It is a cute story, with rhyming and a lot of colorful and detailed pictures. The saying of “Look Left, Look Right, Make sure the bus (car, etc.) is out of sight. Remember then: Look Left Again.” is common throughout the book.
Greene Bark Press has given us the book Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again (by Ginger Pate and illustrated by Rhett Ransom Pennell) to review! It is a children’s board book for ages 3-8 and sells for $8.50 from their website.
This sturdy and colorful board book was a lot of fun! Four of my kids (ages 1 to 8-years-old) sat down with me as I read it aloud to them. My 1, 3, and 4-year-olds absolutely love it and have repeatedly looked at it. My 1-year-old especially loves looking at it and turning the pages all by herself. The flow of the words are nice and easy to read, the message is clear and written in a fun way, and Wally Waddlewater is adorable. I never measured it, but my guess is that it is about 6 by 6 inches and it has 28 board pages, counting the front and back. It is about 1 inch thick. It is definitely a neat way to teach your young children about safely crossing a street.