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Nonsense! Hardcover – January 24, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375833064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375833069
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreSchool-Grade 2–This well-intentioned effort attempts to draw parallels between fanciful notions such as dogs growing on trees or chickens laying cheese and the cruel comments that all children have to endure at one time or another. The text reasons that if one is able to judge such improbable notions as pigs sewing quilts and label them nonsense, then readers should also be able to make that retort to absurd comments made about their character or appearance. However, this leap of logic may be lost on youngsters whose feelings have been hurt. The colorful, child-friendly, collage-style illustrations are fetching and with the adult help, children may grasp the bibliotherapeutic benefit of the book. An additional purchase for collections needing more materials on self-esteem.–Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
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It has a wonderful message, and it's cute too!
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Excellent book for teaching children social skills, specifically how to deal with and avoid bullying.
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We found this book at the library and needed our own copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BPR on January 26, 2006
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Ms. Phillips' illustrations are charming, fanciful, detailed, extraordinarily beautiful - and worthy of multiple viewings. This rhymed story will tickle young funny bones while delivering a sensitive, subtle message about how special each person is. Young and old alike will learn a wonderful way to deal with put-downs and mean personal remarks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LBS on June 4, 2012
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We found this book at the library and needed our own copy. Cute illustrations and great message. My children have fun responding NONSENSE to each other when something is not true. Diffuses bad feelings with humor. I hope my kids will remember this word when they are at school.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lilly Lover on July 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Terrific book with a wonderful message. It reminds kids why they should believe what they know to be true about themselves and not listen to the mean things people might say. We found this at the library then had to buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Purea Knight on March 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have read zillions of children's books as a parent and teacher.

Nonsense is a winner! It delivers an empowering message with the right combination of humor and whimsy and should be part of every elementary school curriculum.

A fantastic book to read to initiate discussion about individuality, differences in learning styles and approaches to life.Boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. Ms. Kahler-Phillips helps get an important message across in a simple but powerful way. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela DeTrano on March 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Phillips has created a kid lit gem with Nonsense! As she did with Cake, Cake, Cake, Pie! she has filled her latest offering with enticing, colorful images that are immediately appealing to readers of all ages. She skillfully draws the reader in with whimsical rhymes and nonsensical abstractions, thereby gaining their full attention for her empowering final message.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Griffin Mills on March 17, 2006
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"Nonsense" is a real find, a true gem! Ms. Phillips has written one of those rare children's books that will delight not only kids but parents, too, with its delightful illustrations, fun prose and an important lesson for children of all ages. Perfect for old and young to share again and again.
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