Denise Fleming's Maggie and Michael Get Dressed is a sweet concept book about a boy getting dressed in colorful clothing, with an adorable canine helper.
It's time for Michael to get dressed! Maggie will help.
Michael knows where each piece of colorful clothing should go. Yellow socks on feet, brown hat on head. But who will end up wearing the blue pants?
"An amusing introduction to colors, this simple book has humor in both the text and the illustrations. This story about playing with a puppy while procrastinating about getting dressed is one with which many young children can identify. . . a delightful sleight of hand." —School Library Journal, on Maggie and Michael Get Dressed
"The limited language and patterned repetition ("Look, Maggie—socks. Yellow socks") make this text accessible to beginning readers as well as enjoyable as participatory read-aloud. Visual humor abounds. . . . The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page." —Kirkus Reviews, on Maggie and Michael Get Dressed
"In her signature pulp-painting style, Fleming presents a concept book on colors and dress-up skills tightly woven
into a fun-loving tale about a relationship between a boy and his increasingly silly pup. Fleming captures audience attention with page after page of hilarious scenes aptly combined with large text and color coordinated words. A terrific pick for storytime." —Booklist, on Maggie and Michael Get Dressed
"a superb selection for large-group sharing. Fleming’s textured pulp-painting technique is employed to fine effect here, and grinning, light-brown-skinned Michael and perky-eared, black and white Maggie are an attractive and lively duo." —The Bulletin, on Maggie and Michael Get Dressed