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Can You Make a Scary Face? Hardcover – August 4, 2009
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I should have listened to Mom. But kids like making faces, the uglier, scarier, and funnier the better.
In "Can You Make a Scary Face" a fluorescent-green faced ladybug invites reader/listeners to engage in a frenetic face making frenzy to scare away a giant hungry frog. In the spirit of Simon says, kids are invited to stand, sit, and dance all around. It's the kind of activity a group of kids will love and the number of kids participating will increase the fun exponentially.
This is a Fun book with a capital F, with bright colors, big pages, silly premise, and an engaging ladybug character. I don't have young children but some of my coworkers do, and their kids thoroughly enjoyed the kinetic fun of this book.
"Can You Make a Scary Face" is a winner. Put it at the top of your list of read-aloud books.
The worst part is at the end the ladybug asks the reader to make a scary face to scare away the frog, and then they all run away because the reader's face is too scary! My son laughed half-heartedly, but when story time was over he asked me to bring the book with me and take it away. And he never asked for it again. He was afraid of the "scary face" too.
I wish I had previewed this book at the library before buying it, so I could have avoided buying it.
Jan Thomas has a lot of books that are far far better. Our favorites are: Rhyming dust bunnies. Are you ready for some fun? Let's sing a lullaby for the brave cowboy. Pumpkin trouble. The Doghouse.
It starts off with a ladybug shouting to the reader "Hey, you! Yes, I'm talking to you! Stand up!"
Turn the page and the ladybug says: "No, I changed my mind...sit down!"
And so it goes. The commands come faster and faster and soon the ladybug is ordering the kids to wiggle their noses, laugh, dance the chicken dance and blow tiny, tickly bugs out of their mouths. It's contagious and sure to be a hit in every preschool classroom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would give it a zero if I could! The book was missing pages so I couldn't even read it!Published 1 month ago by tresa
My children (2 and 4) loved this book. My daughter loved the part where you do the chicken dance (though really she just wiggled around in circles) and then when you go faster she... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Picky Photographer
I love teaching the very beginner ELL student with this book and they love it too. It is easy for them to learn the English in the text in one session.Published 13 months ago by Ana Lado "PH.D."
I just read this to some children a t a birthday party and they loved it. It is a simple book with simple directions that the children have to follow and we had a lot of giggles... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bluerose113