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Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery
by David Gordon


Overview - Just because you're extremely cute, doesn't mean you can't operate a bulldozer From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who's boss

Karen and the other extremely cute animals just want to build sand castles.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Just because you're extremely cute, doesn't mean you can't operate a bulldozer From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who's boss

Karen and the other extremely cute animals just want to build sand castles. But the terribly mean bullies Skyler, Mike, and Trent keep knocking them down So Karen and her friends get another idea. They'll build something the bullies can't knock down, something even bigger and better than a sand castle...

It's a good thing being excessively cute doesn't prevent you from operating heavy machinery

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416924418
  • ISBN-10: 1416924418
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

The antibullying story—with its familiar arc of persecution, retribution, and rapprochement—goes high concept. Readers will have to wait until the middle of the book for the title’s payoff: that’s when the extremely cute animals, led by a tutu-wearing bunny named Karen, get “extremely mad” about being the victims of three sandbox bullies and construct “the grandest sand castle plus amusement park anyone had ever seen,” enclosed by a big gate to keep the bullies out. The irony reaches its apex in a wordless close-up of Karen confidently fusing two beams together, a welding mask accessorizing her trademark tutu. Gordon (Smitten) delivers a tale that, while familiar at its core, should make for a rousing read-aloud: expect giggles when Karen orders her adorable crew to “Move your butts!” And yes, Gordon’s pastel-colored, gummy-bear-esque animals are indeed extremely cute—including the villains, especially once they see how their former victims are “extremely good at including everyone.” It’s cheeky evidence of the power of killing them with kindness—and cuteness. Ages 4–8. (May)

 
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