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Good News, Bad News Kindle Edition
|Length: 40 pages||Age Level: 3 - 6||Grade Level: P - 1|
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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Mack grew up fascinated by monsters and robots. He built his own pinball machines from cardboard boxes, and created comic books about his four siblings being devoured by monsters.
In 1995 he began painting murals for restaurants, hospitals, and libraries. Five years later, he was writing and illustrating children's books in an ever-increasing range of styles.
Now at home in Western Massachusetts, he continues to write, paint, and talk with school groups about his various projects. Visit him at www.JeffMack.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The story also carries a subtle message about the merits of optimism and pessimism. The two characters are polar opposites, with the rabbit embodying complete commitment to viewing the positive in any situation, while the mouse can't help but see the downside in every situation. But the conflict between the two builds tension that in the end changes the characters, and can provide parents with ideas to discuss with children who are a bit older. An excellent book for parents and children to share.
If you are looking for a good book you may want to choose this one.
Written by Second Graders in Ms. N's Class in Minnesota
Overall, a fun, clever and amusingly illustrated book, enjoyed by both adults and children.
One quick edit: after having this book for over a week now, I discovered just how durable the pages of this book are, thanks to a hands-y 18-month-old, who attempted to rip the pages in half, but ultimately could not. So it should stand up to even the most active kids!
Watch the video posted above under "Check Out Related Media." Ignore the animation of course, but the artwork is taken directly from the book. The fun part of the story is that the two friends see every situation differently, sort of like "glass half empty" and "glass half full" people do. The first time I read this to a child, I made no comment, we just looked at the pictures and followed the story. The second time we talked about how the rabbit was the happy "good news" friend, while the mouse was the negative "bad news" friend. This discussion was mildly interesting.
But that was the end of it. We don't have any interest in opening the book again. There are too many fun books out there. Thinking back to the days when we used to haul 20-30 children's books out of the library every week or two, we probably would have borrowed this one and read it once (three stars). It wouldn't have merited a repeat reading (four stars), and definitely wouldn't have been one of the precious few that we subsequently bought for ourselves (five stars).
The art work is excellent and the subtext, two different creatures forging a friendship through a struggle, is a good theme for toddler.
My twin girls, 2 years old, love the illustrations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great opportunity for young storytellers to create their own adventure. With only 3 different words throughout the whole story even the most beginner of readers will... Read morePublished 5 months ago by BrittyMama
This is an awesome book! Non-readers can "read" the book! It also allows children to draw conclusions by looking at the pictures. Read morePublished 12 months ago by W. Carter
There will always be the optimistic person who sees the good in every situation, and there will always be the pessimist. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Shelli
The pictures were great.
We liked the rabbit best.
The bees were cute.
We always have a choice to be grateful or not.
I saw it in a bookstore and paused to read it - I would heartily recommend this book to working adults! I found myself smiling knowingly at the cycle of G/B news as they unfolded. Read morePublished 18 months ago by milli
So cute, so simple, so wonderful for those little children in your life. Soon they will be reading back to you.Published 19 months ago by JoAnn LePoer
Things don't always go the way you would like. Even the best of friends don't always see eye to eye. These are just two of the lessons to be learned in this catchy little book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by LastRanger
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