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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Don't Slam the Door! - Dori Chaconas (Picture Book)















Released August 2010

www.candlewick.com

Reviewed by Bob Walch

This humorous picture book shows what can happen when someone ignores the admonition to “Don’t slam that screen door!” It may not seem like a big deal, but when the narrator’s dog ignores her warning, it sets off a chain of events that will have preschooler giggling with glee.

A mischievous cat makes a mess of the mother’s yarn balls, which means the narrator’s father ends up with knitted socks with lumps and knots in them. This means he is unsteady on his feet, so naturally he takes a tumble into the beehive outside the house.

The bees chase a bear that, in turn, scares the family’s cows and they make a beeline for the house. The resulting chaos just illustrates that it is never a good idea, whether it is done accidentally or on purpose, to slam a door!

An ideal read out loud book, your pre-schooler will love this rollicking tale of a family’s misadventures that all result from a slammed door.

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