From birth, kids learn to mimic the adults around them and express themselves with language. In My Words , you'll meet Ava, a little girl who loves words. Not too long ago, Ava was a baby and started with a very limited vocabulary, mostly consisting of gibberish sounds. What was it like go from oooh eee gaga yaaa to stringing together sentences? With that question in mind, Ava takes the reader through tender and funny moments of exploring and naming the world and experiences around her. Grant Snider's cheerful verse and bright illustrations of children mastering speech will resonate with readers.