K-Gr 3 Two brothers tell one another how silly girls are to comb their dolls' hair, to change their dolls' clothes, and to sleep with their teddy bears. They say girls are "scaredy cats," who wet their pants when they are afraid. When their talk turns to ghosts, their words become small on the page, and they have to go to the bathroom. The final spread shows the two wide-eyed boys in bed with their sister, hugging several teddy bears. They can say boys are best, but their sister tolerantly suspects that they are just silly. While this slight story may reflect the attitude and behavior of some boys, it seems like a bit of a throwback, at best. The full-color spreads are done in a cartoonish style, but the scenes are mostly alike. Two pajama-clad boys are in their beds, sometimes under sheets with ghostly designs, sometimes jumping around, and once mooning readers.-Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
Boys Are Best!by Manuela Olten
“Girls are so silly!” That’s what two very opinionated little boys have to say, as they make fun of everything female. “They spend all day combing their dolls’ hair!” one mocks. And they’re “such scaredy cats!” laughs the other. But the guys soon get their comeuppance when it turns out they’re the ones who get frightened…not their sister!
Manuela Olten’s bright, distinctly tongue-in-cheek pictures will have young readers laughing out loud.
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