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Don't Juggle Bees! And Other Useless Advice For Silly Children: A Silly Rhyming Picture Books for Kids [Kindle Edition]

Gerald Hawksley
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Another silly rhyming children's picture book from Gerald Hawksley!
DO say "please", if you'd like some cheese.
DON'T attempt to juggle bees.
DO remember where you keep your toes.
DON'T balance an elephant on your nose.
Packed with completely useless advice and jolly illustrations, this charming rhyming picture book is a simple, silly guide to life, which will enlighten and entertain silly children (and silly adults) everywhere! A silly rhyming picture book for children by Gerald Hawksley, created especially for the Kindle.

And DO see if you can spot the mouse on every page!

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About the Author

Gerald Hawksley is a children's book author and illustrator and part time astronaut. He lives in a small castle beside the River Snood with his chums Lord Treacle, "Mousy" Mousington and Otto Fishblanket. They often go treasure hunting and then head home and have tea and cake, and sometimes, if the weather has been particularly inclement, tea and teacakes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7686 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Unlimited Kids' Books; 1 edition (September 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OZ6ROE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silly, Fun, and Clever September 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is silly, fun, and clever.

Now, let's start with the cons, and then move onto the pros, which far outweigh the cons. The cons are that the illustrations aren't wonderful, the metre of the rhyme is imperfect, and the story lacks plot.

That said (now onto the pros), even though the illustrations aren't wonderful, they are fine. And the most endearing thing about the illustrations is that the same little mouse appears in the background of every page, even though he may have nothing to do with the story. It's just fun seeing him appear on every page. It's like, "Oh, there he is!" If he were missing from a page, we would have been missing him.

The metre is only okay, but the rhyme is good. This book isn't at the level of Dr. Seuss, John Lithgow, Julia Donaldson, Karma Wilson, or Mr. Meus, but it's better than most of the attempts at rhyme in other children's books. (Perhaps the above authors, and my own sense of metre, have spoiled me.)

Even though the story has no plot--it's just a list of random "do"s and "don't"s strung together--it's not really meant to have one. But one thing it does have is a cute and clever twist to the ending. The end of any book determines the taste in your mouth that you leave the book with. And this book's ending tied everything together nicely, neatly, cleverly, cutely, and with a slight twist. And so the reader is left with a good taste in his mouth...good enough for me to give it 4 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cute one from Hawklsey July 23, 2012
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When it comes to cute Kindle books, Hawksley is king. This one doesn't disappoint and might by my favorite of the bunch. It's silly and the illustrations are vibrant and look equally good on a phone, table or the Kindle Fire (and yes, the kids like it so much we've read it on all those devices.) Highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute idea December 26, 2012
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Cute concept for a kids book, but gets a bit redundant rather quickly. The pictures are funny and my 4 year old liked it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book January 27, 2013
By TJBGRL
Format:Kindle Edition
My daughter said the book was ok and she wouldn't read again; Although it was fun to read. The book and illustrations were cute.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book December 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Love it :) my daughter's really enjoyed this book. it has great colorful and bright illustrations witch they loved! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEDTIME STORYYYYYYY June 21, 2014
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Funny book to read to kids- life lessons that they need to know!!!!!! Very funny, and very entertaining. Good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Delightful ... June 18, 2014
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"Don't Juggle Bees! And Other Useless Advice For Silly Children" is an absolutely delightful book! Gerald Hawksley has written an easy to read-aloud rhyming advice book - one that incorporates the absurd silliness that young children find so amusing. The rhymes are done well, without the awkward and forced attempts at poetry that so many children's e-books exhibit.

The simple, colorful illustrations add another fun dimension to this book.

I laughed aloud as I read it for the first time and can only imagine the pleasure my grandson will get from hearing the hilarious "advice".
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3.0 out of 5 stars I wanna read it again. March 15, 2013
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I read this story to my four year old daughter and she completely loved it. She giggled through it and when it was finished she wanted to read it again and again. I wish it would read to her since she want to keep reading it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book, funny and good message
Great kids book. My boys crack up to this book every time and my 4 year old has memorized the whole book. Great length to keep them entertained without being too long. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Kathleen Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars cute
Great pattern book that kids can follow to try to write their own versions of the do/don't authors craft book.
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh
I don't like it because you can't really juggle bees because you would be to scared.
Right am I right?
Published 1 month ago by 925
4.0 out of 5 stars ... right amount of humor for the little ones who love also finding...
Just the right amount of humor for the little ones who love also finding the mouse on every page. Great read aloud.
Published 1 month ago by Iowan at heart
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners
My daughter loves this story. She's able to read most of this herself with help. She's in kindergarten. The pictures are very vibrant and full of color . Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kescherer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of our favorites!
My boys and I love reading this book. It's cute, quick, and entertaining. And now my oldest had started to read it on his own. =D
Published 2 months ago by Jessa
5.0 out of 5 stars A win-win for the reader and author.
Great book to read for the kids on a tablet. I read this first on amazon's cloud reader (PC) and loved the 1 line sentences with the associated graphics to explain the message. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LinkedInSecrets - Author of LinkedIn Secrets Revealed...
5.0 out of 5 stars A humorous and skilful book
I think it is very funny and has a lot of humor in this book. This book is helping my little sister understand a learn many other rhyming words.
Published 3 months ago by Coleen K. Vann
5.0 out of 5 stars A good 1min bedtime book
Short and simple bedtime story. Silly and fun. Easy for first year readers too. I'd give it two thumbs up.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars cute easy read
My 7 year old enjoyed this book. The Dont's were funny and made him chuckle. This is a great read for young readers.
Published 4 months ago by Erica M.
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I am a children's book author and illustrator and part time astronaut. I like making Kindle books. I live in a small castle beside the River Snood with my chums Lord Treacle, "Mousy" Mousington and Otto Fishblanket. We often go treasure hunting and then come home and have tea and cake, and sometimes, if the weather has been particularly inclement, tea and teacakes.


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