Caillou is a thoughtful little boy whose active imagination leads him on one interesting adventure after another. In Caillou Tidies His Toys, though, there doesn't seem to be much time for adventuring. Caillou has left his toys lying all over the house, and he's not allowed to eat his chocolate pudding until he's tidied them all up!
"Calliou's situation is one with which many young children and their parents can relate; playing with toys, not putting them away, is fun. Caillou's reluctance to pass "his" toys on to a sibling is also a most natural child response. Mommy's reaction to the toy-cluttered house is also very real: "Look at this mess!...What did I tell you, Caillou?" And like so many children, Caillou knows the correct response, but he just does not act on it without being reminded. An adaptation of an episode of the Caillou television series, this book is a worthy addition for home libraries or those serving preschoolers and their parents. Recommended." (Review by Dave Jenkinson, who also needs to tidy his "toys," and teaches courses in children's and adolescent literature in the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.)