Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What If Everybody Did That?

Ellen Javernick
Illustrated by Colleen M. Madden

Why can’t I feed a bear popcorn at the zoo? Why can’t I race the grocery cart in the store? Why can’t I throw a soda can out of a car window? Those are just some of the things a child is challenged with in this book, What If Everybody Did That? Talking in the library … not hanging up his coat on the hook … to even throwing snowballs … these things could become problems if everyone did what this child did. Children need to learn the consequences of their actions while they are still young. Examples of many behaviors children might find silly are found in this book, with adult responses.

The illustrations are endearing to the text and children should find the story fun. It is a book that children will want to pick up and read just to look at the illustrations and then relate with the text. As a trained Reading Specialist, I would recommend this book for every library, home, public and school.

BIBLIO: 2010, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, Ages 3 – 7, $12.99.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5686-5

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 3/31/10

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