I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal

Published by Neal Porter Books

Summary:  Two girls start off by listing all the things they don’t care about each other: each one claims not to care what the other thinks of her hair or clothes or drawings.  But then the meaning shifts: they don’t care about those things because they like each other so much.  Finally, they name the things they DO care about: that both girls like to share (most of the time), to pretend things, to go on picnics together, and most of all, to be good friends.  Includes notes from both illustrators about how they worked together to create illustrations for this book.  40 pages; ages 3-6.

Pros:  Three award winners have teamed up to create this sweet book about friendship with unique illustrations created by the two different artists. Each girl has her own distinctive look and is shown with an identifying color: teal blue for the Molly Idle girl and yellow for the Juana Martinez-Neal one.  

Cons:  Personally, I prefer illustrations with a little more color.

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