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Gaspard and Lisa's Rainy Day(The Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa Series)
     

Gaspard and Lisa's Rainy Day(The Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa Series)

by Georg Hallensleben
 
Gaspard and Lisa, best friends, are stuck inside Lisa’s grandmother’s house one rainy afternoon with nothing to do. They try to bake a cake, until Grandma sees the mess they’ve made in the kitchen. Then, they start a game of tennis in the dining room, but Dad doesn’t like that idea at all. Turning the bedroom into a haunted house is not a big

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Gaspard and Lisa, best friends, are stuck inside Lisa’s grandmother’s house one rainy afternoon with nothing to do. They try to bake a cake, until Grandma sees the mess they’ve made in the kitchen. Then, they start a game of tennis in the dining room, but Dad doesn’t like that idea at all. Turning the bedroom into a haunted house is not a big hit with Mom. Finally, Gaspard and Lisa decide to put a puzzle together. Hopefully, Grandma won’t mind if they cut up her rabbit-and-pheasant poster and put it back together again. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
In Gaspard and Lisa's Rainy Day, the first of two new titles by Anne Gutman, illus. by Georg Hallensleben, the pair's quest for fun things to do indoors lands them in hot water; and Lisa adopts a hilarious attitude to her family's new addition ("My best friend, Gaspard, promised me that he would never talk to the baby. And we could pretend that it didn't exist") in Lisa's Baby Sister.
Children's Literature
The dog characters will be familiar to those parents and children who have read others in the series, "The Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa." In this episode we find them mischievously dealing with a day common to all parents and grandparents: a vacation at grandma's when it rains every day, keeping young children indoors. Trying to bake a cake, they mess up the kitchen and are sent to their room. Soon, they make a haunted room so that "The first person who enters will die of fright." Mom gets mad and sends them downstairs where they start a game with two tennis rackets. Dad gets mad, too, and suggests they "put a puzzle together like other children." Taking grandma's poster off the wall, they cut it into tiny pieces and tape it back together, replacing it on the wall but with one piece missing. At last, the sun comes out and saves the day. The text deals with the familiar issues of boredom, behavior, and friendship; the animal characters provide easy identification for young children. An excellent series for read-aloud time and beginning readers. 2003 (orig. 2001), Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi Books/Random House,
— Lesley Lee Francis
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In this addition to the series, the animal friends spend a rainy vacation day at Lisa's grandmother's house playing tennis in the dining room and otherwise getting into trouble. When her father tells them to put together a puzzle, they take a poster from the wall, cut it apart, and reassemble it with tape-except for a missing piece. After rehanging the incomplete picture, Gaspard fills in the space on the wall with a colored marker. The children are terrified that the adults will be angry, but are saved, at least for the moment, as the sun is now shining, and they all go outside. Hallensleben's glorious, textured paintings depict a cheery, cozy environment full of adventure and fun, and the bright illustrations perfectly capture the characters' enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. Children will giggle at the dogs' adventures.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375822520
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/11/2003
Series:
Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

A husband-and-wife team, Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben first created the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series in 1999. Anne, the designer and writer of the series, is a children’s book designer. Georg, the illustrator and writer, was a painter before becoming a full-time children’s book illustrator.

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