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Not again, Anna!
French, Vivian.
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Publication Information:
London : Levinson Books, 1998.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Pages extend open with flaps.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Work Room

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When Anna and Bunny get messy during a tea party in the garden, Mum helps them wash up.

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Booklist Review

Ages 6 mos.^-3 yrs. Bright, bold reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and blues introduce the friendly characters and set the scene in this easy, enjoyable picture book. Little Anna learns to say "Please" and to care for her stuffed companion, Bunny, in the same way her mom cares for her. Even though Anna's mothering efforts come to a wet end, she makes the best of it and dries off dancing in the warm summer sun. Children will enjoy manipulating the foldout pages to find the outcome of each action and like spotting the details in the cut-paper illustrations, from flowers in the garden to the patchwork designs in Anna's hat. The large typeface makes the presentation even more accessible. --Kathleen Squires

School Library Journal Review

PreS-A picture book about a day in the life of a toddler. Anna asks her mother for a biscuit (cookie in this country), then she shares it with her stuffed rabbit, whose face becomes sticky. When she tries to clean him up, the situation worsens for both of them until Mother comes to the rescue. At the end, "Bunny's dancing on the line. Anna's dancing too." This child's world is a cheerful one, illustrated with a winsome collage of bright, flat poster colors. Each double-page spread has a simple sentence on the verso in large, black type; on the right is a half-page flap that opens to expand the moment. For example, "Anna wants a biscuit" shows the girl reaching up to the plate in her mother's hand. On the face of the flap are two smaller pictures of Anna's various acts of impatience. When the flap is lifted, children see Mother giving the cookie to the youngster, accompanied by the word: "Please." This is a realistic story that could lead to much conversation.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.