Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You (Paperback)
  • Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You (Paperback)
zoom

Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You (Paperback)

(author)
£5.99
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 01/06/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Poking mild fun at grown-ups throughout, author Catherine Rondina covers a range of warnings, advice and truisms children will be familiar with, and bases all of her judgments on hard science and research. In order for kids to be able to test themselves without peeking, each "fact" is described on the right-facing page, and a page turn reveals the true or false verdict, along with a full explanation. Humorous black-and-white line drawings by Kevin Sylvester liven up the text. The children who love these kinds of juicy compendiums of information may choose to read this one straight through. Teachers will want to keep it handy on a nearby shelf to refer to in many types of science lessons. It also works for exploring the importance of critical thinking and research in order to understand the difference between what seems true and what is true. The "Parentisms: An Overview" at the back of the book offers a list of favorite parental expressions, which could be used for language arts writing assignments or other creative expressions.

Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781554534555
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 185 x 139 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gleefully providing ammunition for snarky readers eager to second-guess misguided beliefs and commands of grown-ups.--Kirkus Reviews
Rondina advocates for children, and does not hesitate to say that parents are sometimes completely mistaken.--Quill & Quire

You may also be interested in...

Not Just a Witch
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Added to basket
Myth Match
Added to basket
Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn
Added to basket
The Beast is an Animal
Added to basket
The Language of Thorns
Added to basket
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Added to basket
The Sacrifice Box
Added to basket
Mythical Creatures Sticker Book
Added to basket
Busy Halloween
Added to basket
£5.99
Board book
The Whitby Witches
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Real-Life Mysteries
Added to basket
The Little Broomstick
Added to basket
My Magical Unicorn
Added to basket
£5.99   £4.99
Board book

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.