May Asks Why? Why? Why? by Madelyne and Larry Spann (Children’s Book Review)

May Asks Why? Why? Why? is the second book in a series about a young African American girl named May. In this book, May spends the day visiting with her grandparents and upon arrival is bursting with never-ending questions so very typical of a young preschooler. Her grandparents and other adult visitors patiently answer May’s questions which also prove to be thought-provoking to the adults themselves.

I read this book with my 5 year old daughter who is also a preschooler. My daughter was able to read this book mostly independently and often stopped to chuckle at May’s actions, especially the part about passing gas! We found this book very relatable, and my daughter was pleased to see a brown girl character that looked just like her. Topics included hygiene, etiquette and healthy habits. Seeing May learn about these important behaviors motivated my daughter to want to practice them as well.

The mostly full page illustrations are realistic, detailed and very colorful holding my daughter’s attention as she paused while reading. Magnets on the refrigerator in the kitchen, family portraits on the living room wall and a Little Trees air freshener hanging from the car rearview mirror are some of the tiny details which bring this story to life.

Overall, this was a delightful book to read with my preschooler. Important lessons are taught in a humorous, yet very realistic and relatable manner. This is certainly one we will hold on to for all of our little ones to make it easier to teach these habits!

You can get your copy of May Asks Why? Why? Why? here .

Note: This book was purchased by my children’s grandmother directly from the author. I received no compensation for this review and no affiliate links are used. This is my honest review and all opinions are my own.

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