No Sword Fighting in the House

No Sword Fighting in the House



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ISBN-13: 9780823419166
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Series: Holiday House Reader Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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No Sword Fighting in the House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Gosh, this such an awful book. The two boys in it completely disobey their mother on everything. They show no respect for her, or their property. The dad pretty much isn't present, nor is he supportive of his wife's dreams to win a prize for her daffodils. She leaves her young children at home by themselves while she goes and gets a hair cut and then is surprised when she gets back and they've destroyed the living room with sword fighting. They show no brains whatsoever - using cows to joust?! And the kicker is that with all they do wrong, the only punishment they receive is having to shovel fertilizer. Huh? Making kids shovel poisonous fertilizer is an appropriate punishment?The only redeeming factor for this book is that it is sure to introduce level 2 readers to some good words that they may not have come across previously. But that is only enough to bump it up from 1 star to 1.5 stars. I wouldn't recommend giving this reader to your kids to actually read, or if you do, you need to sit down and discuss all of the other issues inherent in it with them.
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Evicted from the house for sword-fighting, Arthur and Lance joust on cows and ruin Mom's prize daffodils. This early-reader book has an interesting story line, challenging (but not excessive) vocabulary, wonderful pictures but, particularly, genuine humor which the young readers, and their parents, will enjoy.