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ISBN10: 0375867082
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Imagine a preschool classroom with 25 cranky kids and one beleaguered teacher.

It only takes one small annoying act from Adelaide to set off a chain reaction of bad behavior. Dexter is drooling, Flora is fuming, Jasper is jeering, Kirby is kicking . . . and before you know it, Stella is stumbling, Todd is tumbling, and Winthrop is weeping. Oh, oh, oh!

What will it take to turn this annoying day around? Readers will be amazed and amused to see what happens when Adelaide . . . apologizes.

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley follow up their bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) with this outrageously funny alphabet book that shows that kindness can be contagious, too.

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"Anyone who thinks life is a breeze for abecedarians should check out this knowing and very funny primer from Bottner and Emberley, whose previous pairing resulted in the wonderful Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't). The book describes, in alphabetical order, a chain reaction of unpleasant and unfortunate behavior. 'It was a quiet morning until... Adelaide annoyed Bailey. Bailey blamed Clyde. Clyde cried. Dexter drooled on Eloise. Eloise elbowed Flora,' and so on until the action comes full circle with Zelda, pushed to the edge by a clumsy Yves, 'zap' Adelaide with a hose. Is there any hope for this living alphabet of woe? Yes, thanks to Miss Mabel, the savvy, supportive teacher whose name puts her smack in the middle of it all. Expertly implementing a chain of apologies, Miss Mabel achieves the classroom equivalent of a State Department peace accord: a tranquil story hour (the featured book is Miss Brooks). Bottner's deadpan, minimalist text inspires Emberley to some terrific portraits in extremis — this isn't just an alphabet book, it's an encyclopedia of kindergarten deportment, from aggression to zealotry. Ages 2 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

BARBARA BOTTNER studied painting in Paris, worked as a set desinger, toured as part of an acting ensemble, and made animated shorts for Sesame Street before turning to writing and illustrating children's books. She is the author of more than 36 books, including Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) and Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann.

MICHAEL EMBERLEY has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1979. He has more than 20 books to his credit, and he has a sister and father (Rebecca and Ed) who also make children's books. His hobbies include bicycle racing, bike riding, cycling, mountain biking, and avoiding driving.

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girasolace, October 11, 2011 (view all comments by girasolace)
Each member of the preschool class pesters the next. "My my my," mutters Miss Mabel. In the end, Adelaide (who started it all by annoying Bailey) apologizes, creating a new chain reaction that leads to a quiet afternoon - mostly. Lots of good verb vocabulary here: Flora fumed; Vera vocalized!; Ursula is upended... I'd enjoy it if the pictures (maybe the book itself) were a trifle larger, but it's a good size for kids' hands, and they will love the expressive, cartoonish pics of kids poking and pestering each other within the familiar details of a preschool environment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375867088
Author:
Bottner, Barbara
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Emberley, Michael
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.26 x 10.35 x 0.35 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375867088 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anyone who thinks life is a breeze for abecedarians should check out this knowing and very funny primer from Bottner and Emberley, whose previous pairing resulted in the wonderful Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't). The book describes, in alphabetical order, a chain reaction of unpleasant and unfortunate behavior. 'It was a quiet morning until... Adelaide annoyed Bailey. Bailey blamed Clyde. Clyde cried. Dexter drooled on Eloise. Eloise elbowed Flora,' and so on until the action comes full circle with Zelda, pushed to the edge by a clumsy Yves, 'zap' Adelaide with a hose. Is there any hope for this living alphabet of woe? Yes, thanks to Miss Mabel, the savvy, supportive teacher whose name puts her smack in the middle of it all. Expertly implementing a chain of apologies, Miss Mabel achieves the classroom equivalent of a State Department peace accord: a tranquil story hour (the featured book is Miss Brooks). Bottner's deadpan, minimalist text inspires Emberley to some terrific portraits in extremis — this isn't just an alphabet book, it's an encyclopedia of kindergarten deportment, from aggression to zealotry. Ages 2 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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