Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasleyby Lane Fredrickson, Jon Davis
Every child has heard the words, “Don't make that face. It
Cecily Beasley is never polite--she won't say thank you, please, or goodnight. She slurps her food, refuses to share, and sticks her tongue out everywhere. But this rude little girl gets her comeuppance in this rambunctious, rhyming picture book that makes its point with irresistible humor.
Every child has heard the words, “Don't make that face. It might freeze that way!” Well, that's exactly what happens to Cecily--and to make things worse, a bird builds a nest on her outstretched tongue! But only when the chicks hatch will Cecily finally learn a lesson she'll never forget.
- Sterling Children's Books
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- 11.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Lane Fredrickson is a veteran of the United States Air Force. She holds a degree in psychology and is working toward a degree in English. Cecily Beasley is Lane's first published children's book. She lives in Delray Beach, FL.
Jon Davis's illustration career began in 3D animation, but he felt a stronger pull toward children's books and began working in the field just a few years back. He has several projects planned for release in 2012 and 2013. Jon lives in London.
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This was a fun and easy read book that appeals to kids of all ages and parents too; who of course are always looking for a creative way to teach a positive lesson to their children. The main character in this story was easy to identify with, and although rude and lacking of manners, the author made her easy to connect with and likeable enough to hope her pending situation is a lesson learned. Without reservation, I heartily recommend this book. The author’s use of rhyme, fun words, and playful illustrations was creative, but expected nothing less from this author.
Growing up my mother would tell me, "If you keep making mean faces eventually your face will stick that way!" In Cecily's case that happens to be true. This delightfully written and beautifully illustrated book will have everyone in stitches all the while teaching a lesson about manners and how your words can hurt. In this day and age when bullying makes national headlines on a weekly basis, this is a nice, fun way to begin teaching your children how to treat others with respect. This book is a MUST read for everyone. If Cecily can learn her lesson, I have faith we all can.
I laughed out loud when I read this book – it immediately reminded me of a childhood friend saying "Don't stick out your tongue. It's going to get stuck like that." Lane Fredrickson delivers a fresh and fun twist on this premise when a Mockingbeak Tongue-Snatching Bird spies an opportunity to make a cozy nest on little Cecily Beasley's constantly "stuck-out" tongue. All sorts of hilarity ensues, as Cecily learns the value of friendship, manners, and patience in this rhyming romp of a story. A very funny and fun-to-read-aloud picture book for kids, parents, and teachers!