Uh Oh! by Shutta Crum Book Review

Uh Oh! by Shutta Crum
Illustrations by Patrice Barton
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 14, 2015

Uh-Oh! The favorite word of toddlers everywhere. In this beach trip picture book, readers follow two toddlers as they explore the many ups and downs that are the beach.

Just as the intro would suggest, this is a book for toddlers, the ones at an age where they will sit through something longer than a board book, but not for much longer. The illustrations are beautiful, although part of me wonders if this nearly wordless picture book would have worked better as a wordless picture book. The simplicity of the words works, but limits the audience to a much younger set of children. Perhaps this was its purpose and if so it works beautifully, but it is nice when a book has a broader reach.