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Posted December 11, 2011
Every family has probably had a child who pulls these "cute" little ways to get out of trouble; to work mom and dad. We can all see ourselves in this well written, marvelously illustrated book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 2, 2009
Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Reviewer
Emmy is only three, but what a mess she can be. She spilled juice on Dad's pants but her mom came to her defense. Then when her brother made her trip and fall it was he who was blamed for it all. When she took her sisters glue to build like no one could, it was overlooked.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
One afternoon she was feeling up to playing a Pirate Queen. She gathered up everyone's lost loot and buried them by a tree. When her Dad caught her in the act she was unable to get out of all the condemning facts. As punishment he made her clean, didn't he know that she was just three?
One Saturday morning she was a wake before any other; she made her own breakfast and left the kitchen in such a mess. When mother woke and seen what she had done she made her clean, she figured she was too sleepy to realize that she was three.
Emmy wanted to play with her brother's pet lizard. She dressed him up in her dolls clothes, then decided to sail him in a boat, using her sister's shoes she knew they would make a good vessel. When she turned her back, the lizard decided to flew, she wondered where he could be. With a scream from her mother she knew that he had been discovered. Rushing to her side, she seen everyone's accusing eyes. It didn't matter that she was three. For all eyes were focused on she; as punishment for all she did she was banished in her room, she feared she wouldn't be out any time soon.
Thad Krasnesky is a master storyteller. Through the expert illustrations of David Parkins, I Always Always Get My Way is a sheer delight to read and experience. With its rhyming storyline, a cast of loveable characters, this book will quickly become one of your child's all time favorites. Very highly recommended.
Posted September 5, 2009
The Little Twister
Choices have consequences, that's plain to see; but it's not always obvious . . . when you are three!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Meet Emmy, a three-year old tornado who challenges her family by pushing on and testing their boundaries for her. Watch as she storms through the house, kicks up some dust, and then sits back to see how it settles. Will they be able to outlast her as she whirls in and turns their world upside down?
Initially, both her sister and brother get in trouble because of Mom's willingness to chalk it up to her age - perhaps you remember the terrible threes? But that excuse wears thin and, in the end, despite Emmy's amazing attempt to divide and conquer, both parents are able to see that, regardless of her age, this little twister needs to be held accountable for her actions. With a little bit of luck, the reflective time-out in her room will be just what she needs to teach the somewhat-spoiled sister that she does NOT always get her way.
David Parkins' eye-catching illustrations are precious as he brings to life author Thad Krasnesky's little heroine and her creative commotion. The difference between a four and a five reader rating from me is that the rhyme is sometimes awkward and choppy; it's really worth four and a half stars in my book.
This whimsical tale is sure to entertain and connect with anyone who's ever had a sneaky sibling. Once the laughter has subsided, it might also spark an interesting discussion about choices and consequences.