Ready, Set, Skip! by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Ann James (Viking, 2007)
"I can't skip. I wish I could. Other kids are really good." For a little girl who views other children skipping on the playground, it is especially upsetting that she hasn't mastered this skill yet. She offers up the other talents she has - she can leap, creep, twirl, even burp with style! But she can't seem to get skipping down right, until her mother gives her a few special tips...which leads her skipping off to school! A great story for mothers and daughters, and a definite choice for any preschool child who is trying to master a new skill. Just don't expect them to sit still for very long! They'll be up hopping and skipping their way through the story.