Let George Do It!
  • Let George Do It!
  • Let George Do It!

Let George Do It!

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by George Foreman, Fran Manushkin, Whitney Martin
     
 

Confusion reigns in a house full of Georges!

George has four brothers: George, George, George, and George. It's their father Big George's birthday, and everyone wants to help. Even though Mrs. George tries to assign each boy a job, in a family of Georges nothing is easy.

Parents and children will laugh out loud at this send-up of George Foreman's own family --

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Overview

Confusion reigns in a house full of Georges!

George has four brothers: George, George, George, and George. It's their father Big George's birthday, and everyone wants to help. Even though Mrs. George tries to assign each boy a job, in a family of Georges nothing is easy.

Parents and children will laugh out loud at this send-up of George Foreman's own family -- his five sons are all named George. In his first book especially for kids, the legendary boxer and best-selling author imparts his hard-won wisdom -- that even the smallest can triumph.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The truth-that the two-time heavyweight champ and grill shrill has five sons all named George-makes for some silly fiction in Foreman's first book for kids, coauthored with Manushkin (Baby, Come Out!). When all the boys in the family share the same name as their dad, there's bound to be confusion. The fun begins when Mom (aka Mrs. George) asks her sons to help arrange a birthday party for their papa, Big George. Tasks get done, undone and redone as the various Georges backtrack or cover the same ground as their brothers. And poor baby George-who can't really protest-ends up with more than his fair share of baths in the process. Though there's not much of a story here, youngsters will find plenty of laughs in the premise. And there's a lot to see in debut illustrator Martin's high-energy watercolors, too. The Foreman household brims with comic details: pictures of famous Georges-Washington, Orwell, Burns, Harrison-adorn the walls; the kids consult a George Foreman cookbook and Big George, who wears a belt buckle labeled "The Champ," is appropriately larger than life. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This family story packs a humorous punch. Big George's five sons-all named George-agree to help their mother get ready for their father's birthday party. As if a house with five boys weren't chaotic enough, five boys with the same name as Dad's make for a comedy of errors. As the children rush to open each of three deliveries, eager to present their father with their gifts, they find a package of diapers for Baby George; a carton of dog food for bulldog George; and a pet bird, which Big George names-you guessed it. "You can never have too many Georges." At the party, one of them tells his dad, "Remember, any time you need help-Let George do it!" The watercolor, cartoon illustrations are hilarious, from the shirtless, skinny teen making muscles in the bathroom mirror to the mischievous baby tweaking his brother's nose and flinging food. Framed portraits in every room depict other famous Georges, including Carver, Orwell, and our first President. The whole family looks so happy and congenial that readers will want to visit with them again and again-or maybe change their own names.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689878077
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
04/22/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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