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Publisher Comments:

This is Todd.

These are Todd's parents.

And this is Todd's TV.

Todd's parents are always busy. But Todd's TV isn't busy. It just sits there. So one day, Todd's TV decides to lend a helping hand. This is the heartwarming story of that day, and what happened afterward. You'll laugh, you'll cry—but most of all, you'll be giving your TV a break. It probably needs it.

Review:

"Convincing kids to turn off the TV isn't easy, but with droll humor as his spoonful of sugar, Proimos (Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace) might win them over. Like Jonathan Swift, Proimos carries the book's absurd plot to the extreme: Todd's busy parents often dump him in front of the TV, and one night when they're debating who will take Todd to a parent-teacher conference, the TV booms, 'I'LL DO IT.' As Todd's parents relinquish their responsibilities, the TV ends up making Todd pancakes, giving him 'heart-to-heart advice,' taking him on vacation, and finally offering to adopt him. Proimos's witty three-color cartoons are especially delightful, portraying Todd's parents' inept attempts to take back control (even dressing up as a TV). But it's Todd who simply (and somewhat inexplicably) suggests turning off the TV, leading to better reading, listening, and grades, as well as Todd feeling 'more loved than he ever had in his life.' There's some serious parental guilt-tripping in the text ('Parents are busy people. They can't spend every minute with their child'), but Proimos's humor should charm adults as well as kids. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

James Proimos is the author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives with his family and TV in Maryland.

James Proimos is the author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives with his family and TV in Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061709852
Author:
Proimos, James
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Subject:
Parents
Subject:
Television
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 12.8 oz
Age Level:
06-08

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Product details 40 pages Katherine Tegen Books - English 9780061709852 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Convincing kids to turn off the TV isn't easy, but with droll humor as his spoonful of sugar, Proimos (Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace) might win them over. Like Jonathan Swift, Proimos carries the book's absurd plot to the extreme: Todd's busy parents often dump him in front of the TV, and one night when they're debating who will take Todd to a parent-teacher conference, the TV booms, 'I'LL DO IT.' As Todd's parents relinquish their responsibilities, the TV ends up making Todd pancakes, giving him 'heart-to-heart advice,' taking him on vacation, and finally offering to adopt him. Proimos's witty three-color cartoons are especially delightful, portraying Todd's parents' inept attempts to take back control (even dressing up as a TV). But it's Todd who simply (and somewhat inexplicably) suggests turning off the TV, leading to better reading, listening, and grades, as well as Todd feeling 'more loved than he ever had in his life.' There's some serious parental guilt-tripping in the text ('Parents are busy people. They can't spend every minute with their child'), but Proimos's humor should charm adults as well as kids. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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