Chimps Don't Wear Glasses

Chimps Don't Wear Glasses

by Laura Numeroff, Joe Mathieu
     
 

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The team that created Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers returns with more animals in preposterous predicaments. Laura Numeroff's silly selection of animal antics and Joe Mathieu's zany zoo art will have you in stitches. Giraffes that drive? Reindeer at a square dance? What amazing animal antics can you think up?  See more details below

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The team that created Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers returns with more animals in preposterous predicaments. Laura Numeroff's silly selection of animal antics and Joe Mathieu's zany zoo art will have you in stitches. Giraffes that drive? Reindeer at a square dance? What amazing animal antics can you think up?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
A colorful menagerie splashes across each page. Animals perform wonderful imaginative comical humanistic actions. Each action defines the simple text, which accompanies it. The reader will be prompted to join in this imaginative game of portraying animals performing uncharacteristic actions. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-The author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins, 1985) is back with a hilarious imagination stretcher. The rhymed text introduces an assortment of preposterous things that animals don't do. ``Llamas don't shop,'' ``giraffes don't drive cars,'' and ``reindeer don't square dance.'' The vibrant acrylic and pencil illustrations abound with humor. Fully dressed animals with exaggerated expressions expand the text into the realm of the ridiculous that children love. ``Zebras don't cook and you won't see a kangaroo reading a book'' portrays a zebra in a messy kitchen covered with red sauce and a frowning kangaroo reading an upside-down cookbook. The brief text and lively pictures make this a sure hit with the story hour set. The ending, ``Now just close your eyes and draw with your mind'' can easily lead into an art or creative-writing activity.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT
Carolyn Phelan
In the style of Numeroff and Mathieu's "Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers" (1993), the text points out the obvious while the artwork illustrates the absurd. The verse muses that "Moose don't go bowling / And hens never swim / And you'll never see roosters / Working out in a gym." Meanwhile, the energetic, cartoonlike illustrations show a moose whose bowling ball goes crashing through the window, eight eager but obviously unskilled chickens at the swimming pool, and several exhausted-looking roosters exercising frantically. Children will enjoy the humorous interpretation of the rhyming words in the colorful pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689801501
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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