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Never take a shark to the dentist (and other things not to do)

Barrett, Judi. (Author). Nickle, John. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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  • ISBN: 1416907246
  • ISBN: 9781416907244
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A list of things one should not do with various animals, such as "hold hands with a lobster."
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
    Barrett, the author of such popular books as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978), presents examples of experiences with animals that one should largely avoid. Although she suggests it's OK to go shopping with a pelican, it's not good to take a giraffe to the movies (the page unfolds to accommodate the giraffe's long neck) or go to the shoe store with a centipede. Some reasons for caution seem obvious (nobody need ants at a picnic); others are more dependent on the illustrations. Young viewers will appreciate the structural consistency of the book. A statement declaring what one shouldn't do appears on the left-hand page, opposite a full-page illustration showing the consequences of ignoring the advice. The colorful acrylic illustrations are populated entirely with animals, often oddly juxtaposed. Yet the very incongruity, along with the animals' various antics and the expressions on the characters' faces are all part of the fun and fit perfectly with the droll humor of the concept. This is sure to be another crowd-pleaser. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Judi Barrett is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingLots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingSanta from Cincinnati, and An Excessive Alphabet. She teaches art to kindergarten students at a school in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

John Nickle is the illustrator of Judi Barrett’s Things That Are Most in the World, as well as the author and illustrator of TV Rex, Alphabet Explosion!: Search and Count from Alien to Zebra, and The Ant Bully. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about him at

Subject: Animals Juvenile fiction
Animals Fiction
Search Results Showing Item 2 of 2902 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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