Yes, Please! No, Thank You!

Yes, Please! No, Thank You!

by Valerie Wheeler, Glin Dibley
     
 

Glin Dibley, a major talent whose illustrations were hailed as “exuberant” by School Library Journal, and author Valerie Wheeler combine forces to create a rollicking, riotous picture book that will have youngsters giggling and shouting with delight.

Yes, kids will happily shout out the answers to the wonderfully silly questions posed in

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Glin Dibley, a major talent whose illustrations were hailed as “exuberant” by School Library Journal, and author Valerie Wheeler combine forces to create a rollicking, riotous picture book that will have youngsters giggling and shouting with delight.

Yes, kids will happily shout out the answers to the wonderfully silly questions posed in this picture book. And no, they won’t even realize they’re learning about manners at the same time, because they'll be having way too much fun. The bright and goofy text simply encourages young ones and their parents to make a joyful noise in chorus with the happy little boy in the story.

Would you like to ride on the back of a dolphin?—Yes, please!
Would you like the dolphin to steal your bathing suit?—No, thank you.
Would you like to visit the fair and go on all the rides?—Yes, please!
Would you like to throw up on the lady beside you?—No, thank you.

Will children want to read this over and over and over again? Oh, yes please!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Designed to tickle the funny bone and teach manners at the same time, Wheeler's debut concept book models a "game" for young readers to play. The narrator explains, "I'll ask you what you'd like to do./ You'll say `Yes, please!' or `No, thank you!' " The book sets up pairs of silly scenes with plenty of absurd, slapstick action: "Would you like to visit the fair and go on rides? ("Yes, please!") "Would you like to throw up on the lady beside you?" ("No, thank you!") Dibley's (The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco) skinny-legged, multi-cultural children look appropriately cheery or downcast, depending on the activity depicted. Some parents may object to the frequent mention of work being something to avoid. The children say "Yes, please!" to getting "everything [they] want at the toy store" or "[having] a big party with all of [their] friends," but "No, thank you!" to carrying all their toys home alone or cleaning up post-fete. Nonetheless, the book encourages reader interaction and brims with good humor. The ending of the book sends the reader right back to the beginning-"Would you like to play `Yes, please! No, thank you!' some more?" ("Yes, please!")-and insures that the book will be read and reread. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Manners are an important aspect of a child's education. Of course, manners are easier to learn if they are presented in a fun non-threatening manner. This book makes learning to say please and thank you fun for young readers by making a game out of polite words. Children will want to shout out the answers to each of the funny questions asked. One scenario asks, "Would you like to get everything you want at the toy store?" Of course most children would say, "Yes, please." Then the next question is, "Would you like to carry all your toys home by yourself?" The answer would probably be a resounding, "No, thank you!" Children will be learning manners and not even know they are doing it. The pictures are fun and whimsical and the scenarios will have children giggling throughout the book. They may even create their own game with silly scenarios of which to say please and thank you. 2005, Sterling Publishing, Ages 4 to 7.
—Debbie Bohn
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Wheeler encourages kids to interact with this humorous and instructive picture book. "I have a game for you to play/about how you can spend your day./I'll ask you what you'd like to do./You'll say `Yes, please!' or `No, thank you!'" With simple examples and Dibley's goofy color illustrations, the audience is led through a painless lesson in manners that encourages laughter and raucous participation. Although most questions are juxtaposed in a fairly obvious manner-"Would you like to swim in the ocean on the back of a dolphin?" versus "Would you like that dolphin to steal your bathing suit?"-others might be considered a bit less clear. Although forgetting your coat and mittens in the snow would be a definite "No, Thank You!" the answer to, "Would you like to take a trip to the North Pole?" is more subjective. Ultimately, however, the overall technique is quite effective and kids and the adults working with them will enjoy thinking up new possibilities to continue the fun.-Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402739293
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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