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When the TV Broke (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) Paperback – August 1, 1993

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 160L (What's this?)
  • Series: Easy-to-Read, Puffin
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reissue edition (August 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140365400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140365405
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By OAKSHAMAN VINE VOICE on May 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the best children's book that I've read in ages. You don't have to just take my word for it though, it is so good that Fred Rogers also read it on his show.
The story deals with what a little boy does when the family television breaks and has to be taken to the shop. At first he is absolutely lost since he spends his entire life in front of the tv, seven days a week. All he can do is ask his mother, over and over, if it is fixed yet? Slowly, however, he starts to do other things. He starts to read books. Then, he starts to use his imagination and actually create things on his own. By the last page he has actually created an entire world for himself- and hardly notices when the tv is brought back.
After reading this little classic you might just be tempted to break the television for yourself....
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I agree with the first reviewer of this book. The mistakes sited in the second review have been corrected in the copy I own. My son loves this book and we read it often.
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This is an amazingly good story to entice young children to turn off the TV for a while.

Jeffrey's TV set breaks, and he has to wait days for it to be fixed! At first the suffers terribly, but finally decides to entertain himself. Crayons, paints, scissors, glue, etc., and presto! Jeffrey is an artist!

When the TV comes back, Jeffrey is not quite so interested.

Wonderful and highly recommended!
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This book contains both a spelling error (gorrila) and an uncapitalized day of the week (sunday). As a book recommended for beginning readers,
this isn't an example of good editing skills. Hopefully a correction will be made in the near future.
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