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The Wonder Book

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hello, You!

So . . . this book is full of stuff I've always wondered about . . .

Like:

  • Did Miss Mary Mack have friends who liked other colors?
  • Could everything important about the world be summarized in a poem that rhymes?
  • How do Moms always know when you're about to sneak a cookie?
  • Who hid something under the Tooth Fairy's pillow when she was a little girl?

Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center.

You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . .

P.S. aren't Paul's drawings the best?!

Review:

"This waggish collection combines poems, wordplay, and black ink illustrations to Silversteinian effect. Familiar nursery rhymes are comically recast ('This little piggy played the stock market'), puns run rampant, a poem about a 'backwards prince' is meant to be read backwards itself, and there are some winning palindromes ('Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?'). An occasional gag falls flat ('I wonder why people don't replace them when they take showers?'), but the sheer diversity of silliness ensures that there is something (funny) for everyone. Ages 5 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Filled with tongue twisters, brain teasers, silly stories, palindromes, puzzles, and observations, this is a book that can be read again and again. Illustrations.

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cevgfc-r4go

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of the New York Timesbest-selling Cookiesand Christmas Cookies, illustrated by Jane Dyer; The OK Book, It's Not Fair!, and Yes Day!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace; and Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon. She also writes for grown-ups and is the creator of the short film "The Beckoning of Lovely," all of which can be found at <>.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061429743
Author:
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Schmid, Paul
Author:
Schmid, Paul
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100209
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 25 in 13.68 oz
Age Level:
05-10

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Product details 80 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061429743 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This waggish collection combines poems, wordplay, and black ink illustrations to Silversteinian effect. Familiar nursery rhymes are comically recast ('This little piggy played the stock market'), puns run rampant, a poem about a 'backwards prince' is meant to be read backwards itself, and there are some winning palindromes ('Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?'). An occasional gag falls flat ('I wonder why people don't replace them when they take showers?'), but the sheer diversity of silliness ensures that there is something (funny) for everyone. Ages 5 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Filled with tongue twisters, brain teasers, silly stories, palindromes, puzzles, and observations, this is a book that can be read again and again. Illustrations.
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