Bernard Waber
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Ask Me
Ask Me by Bernard Waber

"The patience required to converse with a small person who wants to dictate every part of the interaction is sure to be familiar to parents, but the poetic text rises above the mundane and captures the beauty, energy, and innocence of these conversations and holds them up for readers to appreciate without becoming saccharine or trite."

—School Library Journal, starred review

"Their simple back-and-forth dialogue speaks volumes about their strong father-daughter bond. As endearing and joyful as it is to read Waber's words aloud, it is Lee's illustrations that make this title truly special...Sublimely satisfying."

—Kirkus, starred review

"The easygoing verbal exchange and affectionate visuals celebrate a close father-daughter relationship while recognizing beauty in everyday simplicity."

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ask me what I like?"

"What do you like?"

A father and daughter walk through their neighborhood, brimming with questions as they explore their world. With so many things to enjoy, and so many ways to ask--and talk--about them, it's a snapshot of an ordinary day in a world that's anything but. This story is a heartwarming and inviting picture book with a tenderly written story by Bernard Waber and glorious illustrations by Suzy Lee.


A New York Times "Editors' Choice"

"Junior Library Guild Selection"


Read feature in the Sunday Book Review

July 12, 2015 HERE.

Sunday New York Times Book Review
Junior Library Guild Selection

Bernard Waber’s “Ask Me” begins on a glorious fall day as a girl and her father amble through a park. The book opens with a directive: “Ask me what I like,” she tells him. “What do you like?” he says. “I like dogs. I like cats. I like turtles. I like geese,” she says, spotting a skein of geese over a pond. She prompts him with another question to ask her, and another. They pass joggers, people walking dogs and children playing. They kick piles of leaves into the air. The girl is attentive to everything around her, but never loses the thread of their conversation.  MORE