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Don't Tease the Guppies Hardcover – March 1, 1994

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-A tedious story about a preschooler who goes to the city aquarium with his literate older brother. Jon has to correct tiny Tim's misinterpretations of all the informational, directional, and warning signs ("Don't tease the guppies" is really "Feeding tank this way," etc.). Like that non sequitur example, this picture book is a hodgepodge of the siblings' low-key adventures. Also, Hafner's watercolor cartoon illustrations are reminiscent of Bruce Degen's "Magic School Bus" (Scholastic) inspired pictures, complete with a frizzy-haired lady and balloon asides.
John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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``I'll read the signs,'' Jon assures his little brother as the two enter the aquarium, but Tim isn't deterred: he likes to ``read'' them first. Sometimes Tim's version suits him better than the real one (the sign says ``Go Around,'' he opines of one reading ``Please Wait in Line''); sometimes it suggests that he has absorbed an earlier message (``It says Don't Feed That Fat Turtle. His Shell Will Bust''). New readers will enjoy the brothers' amiable bickering as much as they do reading the signs for themselves in Hafner's cheerful, cartoon-style art. A touch of suspense is added when Tim gets caught in a broom closet marked ``Keep Out'' (he thinks the sign says ``Come In'') and, in the dark, imagines fearfully what it contains (``Like dead fish....And a really dead porcupine. It sure does smell''). After his brother rescues him, the little boy finally reads one sign correctly: ``Exit.'' A likable story, sure to find a variety of uses. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile; First Edition edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399225307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399225307
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,476,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book to my 5 year old summer camp children. They just roared when I used a little childs voice for Tim the younger brother. It was a delightful story to share with them, as well as to show them the actual signs in the book that Tim kept saying wrong. The children could tell me what the signs really said, and squeeled with delight when I used Tim's voice to say the signs the way he thought they read.
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