Boss for a Day (Barkers Series)

Boss for a Day (Barkers Series)

by Tomie dePaola
     
 

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Ten minutes older than her twin brother, Moffie is used to telling Morgie exactly what to eat, what to wear, and what to play. But now it's Morgan's turn to be boss for a whole twenty-four hours. In a neat bit of role reversal, this is a hilarious story about how difficult it can be for someone to curb their "leadership" abilities!

Author Biography: Tome de

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Ten minutes older than her twin brother, Moffie is used to telling Morgie exactly what to eat, what to wear, and what to play. But now it's Morgan's turn to be boss for a whole twenty-four hours. In a neat bit of role reversal, this is a hilarious story about how difficult it can be for someone to curb their "leadership" abilities!

Author Biography: Tome de Paola is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of over 200 books for children. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Newbury Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue, a Caldecott Honor, and the Regina Medal.

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Publishers Weekly
Originally introduced in Meet the Barkers, canines Morgan and Moffat return in Tomie dePaola's Boss for a Day. In this addition to the All Aboard Reading series, dePaola's pooches try trading places. In Hide-and-Seek All Week, endless haggling keeps the game from going forward. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Barker twins are a new team for author/illustrator DePaola. Moffat (a.k.a Moffie) is the oldest by a whole ten minutes—she has a brother named Morgan (a.k.a Morgie). Moffie really does boss her brother around. She tells him what to wear, what to read and what game they are going to play. Even when Moffie decides that Morgie is going to be the boss for a day—she is still really running the show. A leopard can't change its spots, and Moffie can't stop being a boss. DePaola gets plenty of humor into the scenes and faces of his characters. Part of the "All Aboard Reading" series, level 1-preschool through first grade.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The friendly dog twins are back. Moffie is 10 minutes older than Morgie and likes to control every situation. After Mama talks to her about being too bossy, Moffie decides to let her brother be Boss for a Day. Since he is unaccustomed to taking charge, she shows him how, making every decision about what they should wear, eat, and play. In Hide-and-Seek, the siblings and their friends want to play hide-and-seek during recess. However, it takes them all week long to decide on the rules. Clever details include the bulletin board that changes daily and the reoccurring illustrated recess bell with the hand-lettered "RING!" that visually mimics the sound. The charming illustrations done in cheerful colors and with expressive characters complement both texts. Beginning readers will love these entertaining additions.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448013893
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Barkers Series

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