Tissue, Please!

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"Schnorrrkle!"
Frog and his friends can't stop sniffling. What's worse, they wipe their noses on their arms. Frog's runny nose is making it hard to concentrate in dance class, and it's disgusting his teacher, Miss Tutu. What Frog and his friends need are tissues!
Frog discovers nirvana when he finally uses a tissue to blow his nose. But what will happen when Frog is caught in the middle of his dance recital ...

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Overview

"Schnorrrkle!"
Frog and his friends can't stop sniffling. What's worse, they wipe their noses on their arms. Frog's runny nose is making it hard to concentrate in dance class, and it's disgusting his teacher, Miss Tutu. What Frog and his friends need are tissues!
Frog discovers nirvana when he finally uses a tissue to blow his nose. But what will happen when Frog is caught in the middle of his dance recital with a runny nose — and no tissue? Lisa Kopelke's humorous text and exuberant art enliven this comedy of manners.

At school, dance rehearsal, and home Frog and his friends sniff when their noses run, until Frog's parents show him how much better it is to use a tissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As she did in Excuse Me! Kopelke uses humor to teach a lesson in behavior that will be appreciated by all the parents and teachers who are tired of improperly wiped runny noses. Frog and his friends do everything together, including wiping their running noses on their arms. At home Frog's mother suggests that he should use tissue and blow his nose. During their ballet recital, Frog and his friends are in trouble with their sniffles. When Frog remembers the tissues and manages not only to work one into his dance but also to inspire his friends to do the same as they pirouette across the stage. The Dance of the Tissue-Box Fairies becomes the "big finale of every dance recital." Acrylic paints create a quintet of frogs guaranteed to produce gleeful giggles across double pages. Kopelke takes particular creative liberties with their legs, elongating them and exploiting their linear flexibility for expressive and esthetic effects. Eyes are also used for dramatic purposes, emphasizing a lesson that should be remembered. 2004, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Frog and his friends do everything together, including sniffling, snuffling, and wiping their noses on their arms (to the disgust of their teachers). At the dinner table, Frog's runny nose prompts his grossed-out parents to present him with a box of tissues, which works like magic. Now a tissue aficionado, Frog artfully uses the handy paper hankies in the midst of the school recital, so impressing his friends that they too blow their noses and wave the tissues as they leap and pirouette across the stage. The full-color acrylic art features multiple perspectives and angles that enliven the story. Kopelke's familiar frogs, looking like plump, lumpy pickles with spindly appendages, are loaded with personality. Readers first introduced to Frog in his first gross-out caper, Excuse Me (S & S, 2003), will miss some of the riper moments of the original in this more laid-back, slight sequel on manners, but the humor is still enough to elicit giggles. For those libraries (and parents) hoping for a little less "snerrrfle," this title might blow them away.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A bumpy, green frog with glowing, yellow eyes blowing his nose with a tissue is the captivating cover illustration in this second offering in a series exploring basic issues of manners. Frog and his group of friends share everything, including their after-school dance class and their winter cold germs. Their ballet teacher, Miss Tutu, is horrified when her class of frogs sniffles and sneezes and wipes their noses on their arms, but Frog's parents intervene and teach him to use tissues at home. He successfully introduces the new concept to the other frogs during their recital, resulting in an amusing whirl of costumed frogs plucking tissues from a box on the grand piano during the performance. The unlikely combination of funny frogs, ballet class, and proper etiquette for sneezing succeeds both in its entertaining storyline and boisterous illustrations full of infectious good humor. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers are likely to catch hold of this title and pass it around freely during cold season. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689862489
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,405,942
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Kopelke is the author and illustrator of Excuse Me!; Tissue, Please!; and The Younger Brother's Survival Guide. She lives with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit her at www.lisakopelke.com.

Lisa Kopelke is the author and illustrator of Excuse Me!; Tissue, Please!; and The Younger Brother's Survival Guide. She lives with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit her at www.lisakopelke.com.

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