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Fix-It

Fix-It

by David McPhail
     
 

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One morning Emma gets up early to watch television. But the TV won't work. No one can fix it-not Mom, not Dad, not even the repairman. Neither can a balloon or a song or playing horsey fix Emma's disappointment. But then Emma's mother reads her a book. "Read it again," says Emma. "And again." And when Emma's father finally realizes what's wrong with the TV-it was

Overview

One morning Emma gets up early to watch television. But the TV won't work. No one can fix it-not Mom, not Dad, not even the repairman. Neither can a balloon or a song or playing horsey fix Emma's disappointment. But then Emma's mother reads her a book. "Read it again," says Emma. "And again." And when Emma's father finally realizes what's wrong with the TV-it was just unplugged!-Emma is too busy reading to care. The power of books to enthrall has rarely been presented in such a clever, simple way for the TV-savvy preschool set.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A crisis is resolved splendidly: Emma's TV breaks, and the winsome bear rediscovers another pleasurereading. Ages 2-5. (September)
Publishers Weekly
When a baby bear awakens to a "broken" TV, her parents hire a repair man in Fix-It by David McPhail. But when mother bear starts reading a book, Emma forgets all about her favorite shows. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The message in this board book is as relevant today as when it was first published nearly two decades ago. Little Emma gets up early one morning to watch TV, but it won't work. She wakes her mother and she can't fix it, neither can papa and neither can the TV repair man. In the meantime they spend time with Emma playing and reading until she heads off to her room with a good book to read to her stuffed animals. When the TV is finally fixed, Emma is too busy to go and watch it. The opening sequence explains why the television doesn't work. What isn't explained is why the parents and repairman are unable to solve the obvious problem, but then the message of life beyond TV would not exist. 2002 (orig. 1984), Dutton, $6.99. Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140547528
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
404,926
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

David McPhail is the acclaimed author of many popular books for children, including Fix-It; Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!; and Pigs Ahoy! (all Dutton and Puffin). He is also the illustrator of Jan Waldron's Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas and John Pig's Halloween (both Dutton). He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

David McPhail is the acclaimed author of many popular books for children, including Fix-It; Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!; and Pigs Ahoy! (all Dutton and Puffin). He is also the illustrator of Jan Waldron's Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas and John Pig's Halloween (both Dutton). He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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