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Say Please, Louise!

Say Please, Louise!

by Phil Roxbee Cox, Jan McCafferty (Illustrator), Jenny Tyler (Editor)

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Children's Literature - Ashley Nunn-Smith
Stubborn and selfish Louise never uses her manners, despite constant reminders from her mother and father. When her parrot escapes, she demands another pet immediately. At the pet store, she points to an eagle at the window as her pet of choice, only to be carried away in the talons of the big bird, never to be heard from again. While the traditional cautionary tale is often considered heavy-handed and pedantic, this story is fresh and funny as it both mimics and parodies the genre. The book is brightly illustrated, with some scenes on full two-page spreads, while other pages are yellow, pink, or blue, dotted with smaller illustrations. The style is reminiscent of caricature drawings, lending a playful impression to the characters and events. The rhyming verses are clever and subtly tongue in cheek. Art and text combine to give a lighthearted, mocking feel to this "cautionary tale" that both children and adults will appreciate. Reviewer: Ashley Nunn-Smith

Product Details

EDC Publishing
Publication date:
Cautionary Tales Ser.
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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