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ISBN13: 9780062203090
ISBN10: 0062203096
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That Is Not a Good Idea! is a hilarious, interactive picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, the creator of books like Dont Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Knuffle Bunny series, the Elephant and Piggie series, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, and many other new classics.

Inspired by the evil villains and innocent damsels of silent movies, Willems tells the tale of a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. As with the beloved Pigeon books, kids will be calling out the signature refrain and begging for repeated readings. The funny details in the full-color illustrations by three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems will bring nonstop laughter to story time.

Review:

"Willems, whose Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs also operated on a balance of threat and humor, models this suspenseful picture book after a silent movie. The sequence concerns a dastardly villain, played by a smirking fox in a top hat, and an ingenue, played by a coy duck in a blue headscarf. The fox invites the sweet-looking duck 'for a stroll.' When she agrees, he asks, 'Would you care to continue our walk into the deep, dark woods?' 'Sounds fun!' she answers. Each time the duck accepts the fox's invitations, an increasingly alarmed audience of six yellow peeps pops up to shout some version of the title: 'That is not a good idea!' This being a Willems vehicle, a sudden twist reveals which character the peeps have been addressing all along. Cinematic conventions, like neatly framed white-on-black intertitles and gauzy iris-eye close-ups of the eyelash-batting heroine, join allusions to classics like 'Henny Penny,' Rosie's Walk, and perhaps even Mighty Mouse. Trust Willems to blend silents, animation, and comics for a wickedly droll poultry-in-peril yarn. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“Trust Willems to blend silents, animation, and comics for a wickedly droll poultry-in-peril yarn.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“A new offering of guaranteed laughs from three-time Caldecott-honoree Willems….Pure glee.” Kirkus Reviews

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“This charmer is lovingly composed as an homage to silent movies and the concept of picture books as the ‘theater of the lap'....Children and adults will relish being taken for such a thrilling, suspenseful ride again and again.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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“There's a trifecta of reading possibilities here: an energetic storytime, a read-alone, and a raucous readers theater.” Horn Book (starred review)

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“Kids will clamor for a re-viewing and be pleased to note that the book cleverly sets itself up for the story going either way. This is also a delight to voice, with the goslings particularly enjoyable to act out.” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Synopsis:

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.

A dinner invitation is offered.

Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient...?

(Don't forget to listen to the baby geese!)

From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

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About the Author

Mo Willems knows a Good Idea when he sees one. A three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his Elephant and Piggie books. His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, and the Cat the Cat series. Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Mo Willems knows a Good Idea when he sees one. A three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his Elephant and Piggie books. His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, and the Cat the Cat series. Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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writermala, July 20, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
I was amazed that Mo Willems was able to create a wonderful picture book so full of suspense. The wonderfully drawn goose and goslings each have a role in the story and the goslings reinforce language skills. However, it was the delicious ending that made for a pleasant finish. If you are reading aloud to your child or reading along you will love it just as much as they do!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062203090
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130423
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.25 x 9.25 x 0.25 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Willems, whose Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs also operated on a balance of threat and humor, models this suspenseful picture book after a silent movie. The sequence concerns a dastardly villain, played by a smirking fox in a top hat, and an ingenue, played by a coy duck in a blue headscarf. The fox invites the sweet-looking duck 'for a stroll.' When she agrees, he asks, 'Would you care to continue our walk into the deep, dark woods?' 'Sounds fun!' she answers. Each time the duck accepts the fox's invitations, an increasingly alarmed audience of six yellow peeps pops up to shout some version of the title: 'That is not a good idea!' This being a Willems vehicle, a sudden twist reveals which character the peeps have been addressing all along. Cinematic conventions, like neatly framed white-on-black intertitles and gauzy iris-eye close-ups of the eyelash-batting heroine, join allusions to classics like 'Henny Penny,' Rosie's Walk, and perhaps even Mighty Mouse. Trust Willems to blend silents, animation, and comics for a wickedly droll poultry-in-peril yarn. Ages 4 – 8. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “Trust Willems to blend silents, animation, and comics for a wickedly droll poultry-in-peril yarn.”
"Review" by , “A new offering of guaranteed laughs from three-time Caldecott-honoree Willems….Pure glee.”
"Review" by , “This charmer is lovingly composed as an homage to silent movies and the concept of picture books as the ‘theater of the lap'....Children and adults will relish being taken for such a thrilling, suspenseful ride again and again.”
"Review" by , “There's a trifecta of reading possibilities here: an energetic storytime, a read-alone, and a raucous readers theater.”
"Review" by , “Kids will clamor for a re-viewing and be pleased to note that the book cleverly sets itself up for the story going either way. This is also a delight to voice, with the goslings particularly enjoyable to act out.”
"Synopsis" by , One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.

A dinner invitation is offered.

Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient...?

(Don't forget to listen to the baby geese!)

From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

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