Don't Do That!

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A new, large-format edition of this hilarious, cautionary tale from the acclaimed Tony Ross

Nellie has a pretty nose. It is so pretty that she is given a part in the Christmas play. But then, Nellie picks her nose, her finger gets stuck, and all kinds of people try to help her get it out. She finally learns why grown-ups are always saying "Don't do that!"

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Overview

A new, large-format edition of this hilarious, cautionary tale from the acclaimed Tony Ross

Nellie has a pretty nose. It is so pretty that she is given a part in the Christmas play. But then, Nellie picks her nose, her finger gets stuck, and all kinds of people try to help her get it out. She finally learns why grown-ups are always saying "Don't do that!"

Nellie discovers why people say "Don't do that!" when her finger gets stuck in her nose and all kinds of people try to help her get it out.

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K-Gr 2-- Sooner or later there had to be a book about someone who picks her nose. Super Dooper Jezebel (Farrar, 1988) never would, according to Ross; but Nellie does in the Christmas play at school, and when admonished says, ``It won't come out . . . It's stuck .'' So everyone tries to extract the finger from the nose, in ever greater elaboration, until small brother Henry, who's been offering his services for many pages, tickles her and the problem is resolved. Wacky, watercolor cartoons embellish the text. It is remotely possible that some people will laugh at this silly story, but most will harken to the title when considering purchase. --Carolyn Jenks, formerly at Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, NH
From the Publisher

"Tony Ross is as inventive as ever. The funniest book."  —Bookseller

"Tony Ross has excelled once again in this extremely witty, outrageous tale."  —Child Education

"Ross brings his signature wit. . . . Expressive characters and playful flourishes abound."  —Publishers Weekly on Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517585757
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/23/1991
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands! He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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