How To Lose All Your Friends (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

How To Lose All Your Friends (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Nancy Carlson
     
 

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With exuberant pictures and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the author of I Like Me! takes a light-hearted look at bratty behavior that will have children laughing in recognition while learning exactly how not to behave. Colored-pencil illustrations throughout.

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With exuberant pictures and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the author of I Like Me! takes a light-hearted look at bratty behavior that will have children laughing in recognition while learning exactly how not to behave. Colored-pencil illustrations throughout.

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Children's Literature - Carol A. Flowers
Six easy steps to success, if losing your friends is your goal. You can: never smile or share; be a bully and a poor sport; perfect your tattling; and whine your way into having no friends to bother you. That means you can eat your plate of cookies all by yourself! We can laugh at horrible behavior in others, especially when their reward turns out to be just what they asked for. Even a very young audience can appreciate the tongue-in-cheek humor as they follow the recipe. It's uncomplicated and bittersweet with bright pictures to light the way. In the end, those cookies taste much better when shared with friends. 1997 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This reverse etiquette book advises readers to never smile or share; to be a bully and whine; to tattle and be a poor sport. Each ``rule'' offers specific examples and is illustrated with brightly colored pictures. While children are always interested in stories showing the complications and potential pitfalls of social interactions, this plotless treatment is not likely to hold much appeal for them. Also, it's unfortunate that ``tattling'' is presented as undesirable. Granted, the examples given are minor ones involving friends who are misbehaving in not terribly destructive ways, but youngsters do need to know that there are situations in which ``telling'' is perfectly acceptable. Carlson's cartoon-style art is a little more crudely done here than in her previous books, and her figures are more angular, as they ``Push in front of the lunch line'' or ``Cheat at cards.''-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Mary Harris Veeder
Carlson's set of "simple instructions" is a send-up of adult self-help books and collections of genteel counsel aimed at children. The artwork and the advice she gathers refer to common home and school behaviors children know about and are told to avoid: "If you are eating cookies, hide them when your friends come over." Pushing in the lunch line, whining, tattling, and sibling teasing are illustrated with zippy pictures that strongly contrast having fun and being mean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613026291
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
786,385
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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How to Lose All Your Friends 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I am am intern for a school counselor and have used this book in my kindergarden class lessons. I use this to begin my talk on what makes a good friend and how to be one in return. I would recommend this to anyone who has seen a child in their class who has difficulties in making/keeping friends.
AcademicCoach More than 1 year ago
This book was not at all what I was expecting!! I thought it gave the kids ideas on how NOT to be a friend. Which, looking a the title....I guess the author did a good job. I bought it to read to a group of 2-3 graders. There is NO WAY I will share this book with them. I was hoping for a more positive lesson on friendship...this isn't it!!
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