Please Don't Tease Tootsie

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Be kind to your four-legged friends! A sweet and funny guide for kids.

Please don't tease Tootsie,
or provoke Poochie . . .
Just give her a little pat and pamper Dixie cat.

Do you ever want to tease your kitty? Or provoke a pooch? In this very silly cautionary book about caring for furry friends, kids receive helpful hints on what not to do to pets. Then come loving ...

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Overview

Be kind to your four-legged friends! A sweet and funny guide for kids.

Please don't tease Tootsie,
or provoke Poochie . . .
Just give her a little pat and pamper Dixie cat.

Do you ever want to tease your kitty? Or provoke a pooch? In this very silly cautionary book about caring for furry friends, kids receive helpful hints on what not to do to pets. Then come loving suggestions for how Tootsie, Dixie, and Bitsy Bunny should be treated. A playful rhyming text and wonderfully wacky illustrations exude the fun and warmth that kids can share with all their friends-furry or slimy, four legged or web toed, of any size or shape.

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A tongue-in-cheek look at the proper care of pets. Tootsie, a disgruntled red cat, is arching her back and glowering at the little girl who is cheerfully threatening to spray her with a hose. On succeeding pages, readers meet a number of animals under siege by naughty preschoolers. The text consists of brief, alliterative entreaties to mend their ways-"Don't madden Mutley, or disturb Dixie." Halfway through the book, the tide turns and the children begin to model good behavior. In response to prompts from the narrator-"Mutley's here for you to dote on/Will you put his new blue coat on?"-they learn how to treat the pets kindly and appropriately. Though this is technically a lesson book, the didacticism is so exaggerated that it becomes quite funny. The narrator's voice calls to mind an exasperated but patient English nanny. The illustrations are droll and stylized, featuring expressive cartoon animals on fields of bright color or flamboyant Art Nouveau patterns. The children's faces reinforce the idea that naïveté, rather than cruelty, motivates their misbehavior. Some of the vocabulary is a bit elevated for the target audience, but the pictures will help readers decode the unfamiliar words.-Rachael Vilmar, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, MD

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Tootsie's angry eyebrows on the cover say it all: Don't mess with the cat. It's best, alliteratively or otherwise, not to "provoke Poochie," "madden Mutley" or "disturb Dixie," either. Bitsy, a hidden bunny in an endpaper-sea of flowers, is not to be bullied, and don't even think about tickling Trixie the newt. This playful primer of pet protocol, first published in the UK, also suggests how to treat animals right-with a pat, some pampering and, in a favorite puppy couplet, "Mutley's here for you to dote on. / Will you put his new blue coat on?" (The dog's coat is cleverly foreshadowed as a gift-wrapped present in the "madden Mutley" scene.) The charming, expressive illustrations, saturated in colors from raspberry to pistachio, are both hilarious and sweet; on each spread, simple black lines capture a child either tormenting or coddling a pet. Love and kindness toward myriad animal friends crescendo to the grand finale: "We will stroke you, never poke you. / We love you, TOOTSIE CAT!" Eyebrows resume contented position. (Picture book. 3 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525479826
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/19/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 10.44 (w) x 10.54 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Chamberlain is the illustrator of many books for children. She lives in England.

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