Pom and Pim

by Lena and Olof Landstrom

Ages: 0-6 years (approximately grades preschool – kindergarten)

and Pim, a child and indiscernible stuffed animal, experience a day of
ups and downs. While the warm sun shines (“What luck!”) on the beginning
of their walk, Pom trips over a rock (“Ouch! Bad Luck”), only to fall
directly upon a $20 note (“What luck!”) with which the duo buys a
scrumptious ice cream treat. This rise and fall of luck continues
throughout Pom and Pim’s adventure and, while perhaps predictable, the
ending captures the lighthearted point-of-view that perhaps your luck
isn’t what befalls you, but how you react to it.

Simplistic in its story, syntax, and illustrations, Pom and Pim
is perfect for both beginning readers and read-alouds. In fact, the
illustrations alone tell the story that the accompanying words simply
clarify, making for a wonderful opportunity to predict “What happens
next?” Children and adults alike are sure to be charmed by the
simplistic illustrations and descriptions of both Pom and Pim, as
neither are truly discernible in what they are (gender in Pom’s case,
type of stuffed animal in Pim’s); they can truly be every-child and
every-lovable-stuffed-thing. Easily imagining themselves in Pom and
Pim’s situation, this quick read is sure to have readers looking on the
bright side, and wanting to read it again! For those who find the
stuffed-friend companionship in Corduroy appealing, or those who enjoy the simplicity but vibrant nature of Eric Carle’s illustrations, Pom and Pim is for you.

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