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Never Take a Shark to the Dentist : And Other Things Not to Do
by Judi Barrett and John Nickle


Overview - There are many things you should never, ever, ever do.
Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch ). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch ). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch ).
Bestselling author JUDI BARRETT and imaginative illustrator JOHN NICKLE give us a raucous look at the perils of taking giraffes to the movies, goats to the library, and pigs out to lunch...and other such silly stuff.
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Overview
There are many things you should never, ever, ever do.
Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch ). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch ). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch ).
Bestselling author JUDI BARRETT and imaginative illustrator JOHN NICKLE give us a raucous look at the perils of taking giraffes to the movies, goats to the library, and pigs out to lunch...and other such silly stuff.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416907244
  • ISBN-10: 1416907246
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 34
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.83 x 10.11 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 55.
  • Review Date: 2008-02-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Barrett (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and Nickle (The Ant Bully) compile a set of droll rules to live by, each recommendation reinforced by a meticulous full-page image. The hulking shark of the title, for instance, glares at the bite-size kangaroo giving him a root canal—a darkly funny vision for those who fear dentists. Sometimes the animal and insect characters exaggerate certain human dramas: two cockroaches assist a demanding customer (“Never go shopping for shoes with a centipede”) or, in the overleaf of a clever vertical gatefold, an all-rabbit crowd watches a film with a tall individual blocking the screen (“Never take a giraffe to the movies”). Barrett maintains the negative commands until the conclusion, which winks, “But always go shopping with a pelican” (a built-in tote). Nickle, working in hyper-detailed acrylics, enhances the comical phrases with surreal imagery: well-dressed wild animals with panicked expressions throw their arms in the air when a small creature walks in (“Never go to the bank with a raccoon”); a housefly features in a cheerfully creepy scene (“Never play checkers with a spider”). Kids will revel in the absurd humor. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)

 
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