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Title:
The rules
Author:
Kelley, Marty.
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Publication Information:
Madison, WI : Zino Press Children's Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A rhyming survey of the many things that adults tell children to do and not to do.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781559332842
Format :
Book

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These days, being a kid means following rules. Lots of rules. Want a piece of cake? You've got to eat your peas first. Getting dressed? Make sure your underwear's clean. Luckily Marty Kelley has helpfully written all these rules down for you--and he's made 'em rhyme. And his pictures are so silly, you might even forget all about those rules--at least for a little while.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Escalating the wry humor shown in his previous work, Fall Is Not Easy (Zino, 1998), Kelley's multiethnic cartoons will tickle kids' fancy while the rhyming text will remind them of grown-ups' directives regarding everything from clean underwear to rubber-band guns. "Eat your peas./Don't swear or curse./Don't scratch, you'll only make it worse." The colorful illustrations depict irreverent interpretations of children breaking those rules, which range from the universally comic (as a boy "enhances" his features while playing with food) to the base (plenty of toilet and runny-nose gags). This bouncy, quick read will be a great icebreaker when talking about safety or parent relationships.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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