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ISBN13: 9780395199725
ISBN10: 0395199727
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Publisher Comments:

Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."

Review:

"The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Every day, Snail waits for Fish to come home with a new story.

Today, Fish's story (about pirates!) is too grand to simply be told: Fish wants to show Snail. But that would mean leaving the familiar world of their book—a scary prospect for Snail, who would rather stay safely at home and pretend to be kittens. Fish scoffs that cats are boring; Snail snaps back. Is this book too small for the two feuding friends? Could this be THE END of The Story of Fish and Snail?

Deborah Freedman, author of Blue Chicken, has created a sweet and playful story about friendship that truly jumps off the page.

Synopsis:

andldquo;Rat, I am ready to ROCK!andquot;

andquot;Huh?andquot;

andquot;You said I could sing in the band.andquot;

andquot;When?andquot;

andquot;In the last book.andquot;

andquot;Oh. Right.andquot;

Rat has finally agreed to let his friend Roach sing in his band... but not if Roach makes everyone wear shiny, sparkly outfits. No way! Roach can still sing, though, right?

Wrong. He can't even get out a squeak!

Just when Rat is at his tailandrsquo;s end, he realizes that one thing might bring the sparkle and shine back to Roach's voice. Rat may look a little funny in his glitzy new outfit, but sometimes friendship is totally worth it.

With just the right touch of silly and sweet, Rat and Roach Rock On! gets at the heart of friendship and makes us laugh along the way.

About the Author

James Marshall (1942-1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious childrens books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a masters degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his lifes work as one of the finest creators of childrens books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to literature for children.

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AbbyD, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by AbbyD)
James Marshall's books delighted me as a child. I am grateful to get to share them with my three year old son and husband. The G & M stories are simple, yet have subtle humor to entertain adults while being a useful segway into discussing feelings that might be behind silly behaviors in our friends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395199725
Author:
Marshall, James
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Covell, David
Author:
Freedman, Deborah
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Hippopotamus
Subject:
Children's stories -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
George and Martha
Series Volume:
RM-6112
Publication Date:
September 1974
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color throughout
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Media Run Time:
000400
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395199725 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment."
"Synopsis" by ,
Every day, Snail waits for Fish to come home with a new story.

Today, Fish's story (about pirates!) is too grand to simply be told: Fish wants to show Snail. But that would mean leaving the familiar world of their book—a scary prospect for Snail, who would rather stay safely at home and pretend to be kittens. Fish scoffs that cats are boring; Snail snaps back. Is this book too small for the two feuding friends? Could this be THE END of The Story of Fish and Snail?

Deborah Freedman, author of Blue Chicken, has created a sweet and playful story about friendship that truly jumps off the page.

"Synopsis" by ,
andldquo;Rat, I am ready to ROCK!andquot;

andquot;Huh?andquot;

andquot;You said I could sing in the band.andquot;

andquot;When?andquot;

andquot;In the last book.andquot;

andquot;Oh. Right.andquot;

Rat has finally agreed to let his friend Roach sing in his band... but not if Roach makes everyone wear shiny, sparkly outfits. No way! Roach can still sing, though, right?

Wrong. He can't even get out a squeak!

Just when Rat is at his tailandrsquo;s end, he realizes that one thing might bring the sparkle and shine back to Roach's voice. Rat may look a little funny in his glitzy new outfit, but sometimes friendship is totally worth it.

With just the right touch of silly and sweet, Rat and Roach Rock On! gets at the heart of friendship and makes us laugh along the way.

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