Nicholas, that's Ridiculous!

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Lighthearted and full of fun, this story allows children to relate to Nicholas and the “ridiculous” things he does and shows parents how to learn to appreciate and enjoy the humor behind these happenings. After reprimanding him on his behavior at least 30 times a day, Nicholas’ mom finally comes to realize that he isn't being ridiculous—he’s just being a boy. A book talk section designed to help engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception is also included.

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Overview

Lighthearted and full of fun, this story allows children to relate to Nicholas and the “ridiculous” things he does and shows parents how to learn to appreciate and enjoy the humor behind these happenings. After reprimanding him on his behavior at least 30 times a day, Nicholas’ mom finally comes to realize that he isn't being ridiculous—he’s just being a boy. A book talk section designed to help engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception is also included.

Winner of the Silver Medal in the Florida Publishers Association, Children's Picture Book category; Best Illustrator in the 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards; Honorable Mention in the 2010 Eric Hoffer Awards; and the Silver Medal in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596160026
  • Publisher: Adams, Mark Wayne, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 958,432
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Christa Carpenter is a teacher and writer. This is her first published picture book. She lives in Maitland, Florida. Mark Wayne Adams is the illustrator of The Belly Button Fairy and The Fart Fairy. He has worked for the Walt Disney Company both as a caricature artist and as a graphic designer. He lives in Longwood, Florida.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

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    SFC Publishing 5 Star Review

    Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
    Carpenter, Christa. Nicholas, That's Ridiculous: A Story About Being a Boy (copyrighted in 2008 and published in 2009 by Caballo Books, P. O. Box 916392, Longwood, FL 32791).

    Have you ever done anything ridiculous? Nicholas Wallaby is a boy of perhaps around eight years of age. He likes to do ridiculous things, such as drinking out of the sink, drawing pictures of his family with two heads each, wearing chocolate all over his face, and eating like a dog. His mother keeps telling him, "Nicholas, that's ridiculous!" She says it maybe thirty times a day. But what will she say to him at the end of the day when she tucks him into bed?

    Having been a boy once myself, though it seems so long ago, and having raised two boys of my own, I found that the lighthearted, poetic text by Christa Carpenter and the enchanting, whimsical illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams delightfully portray what "being a boy" means. Yes, children must learn that there are times when they need to be serious about life, but there are also times when it's all right for both children and adults to be ridiculous-at least a little! The "Book Talk" thought questions at the end help to engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception. Boys will surely like this book. I, for one, enjoyed it.

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