Synopses & Reviews
Glin Dibley, a major talent whose illustrations were hailed as "exuberant" by School Library Journal, and new author Valerie Wheeler combine forces to create a rollicking, riotous picture book that will have youngsters giggling and shouting with delight.
Yes, kids will happily shout out the answers to the wonderfully silly questions posed in this picture book. And, no, they won't even realize they're learning about manners at the same time, because they'll be having way too much fun. The bright and goofy text simply encourages young ones and their parents to make a joyful noise in chorus with the happy little boy in the story.
Would you like to ride on the back of a dolphin? --Yes, please!
Would you like the dolphin to steal your bathing suit? --No, thank you.
Would you like to visit the fair and go on all the rides? --Yes, please!
Would you like to throw up on the lady beside you? --No, thank you.
Will children want to read this over and over and over again? Oh, yes please!
"Designed to tickle the funny bone and teach manners at the same time, Wheeler's debut concept book models a 'game' for young readers to play. The narrator explains, 'I'll ask you what you'd like to do./ You'll say 'Yes, please!' or 'No, thank you!' ' The book sets up pairs of silly scenes with plenty of absurd, slapstick action: 'Would you like to visit the fair and go on rides? ('Yes, please!') 'Would you like to throw up on the lady beside you?' ('No, thank you!') Dibley's (The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco) skinny-legged, multi-cultural children look appropriately cheery or downcast, depending on the activity depicted. Some parents may object to the frequent mention of work being something to avoid. The children say 'Yes, please!' to getting 'everything [they] want at the toy store' or '[having] a big party with all of [their] friends,' but 'No, thank you!' to carrying all their toys home alone or cleaning up post-fte. Nonetheless, the book encourages reader interaction and brims with good humor. The ending of the book sends the reader right back to the beginning 'Would you like to play 'Yes, please! No, thank you!' some more?' ('Yes, please!') and insures that the book will be read and reread. Ages 4-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This riotous picture book will have youngsters happily shouting out the answers to wonderfully silly questions posed. The bright and goofy text simply encourages young ones to learn about manners without even realizing it. Full color.