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1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2012.
Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Illustrations and rhyming text explore the fun and mayhem that could ensue if elephants, kangaroos, bats, and more were to come inside a little boy's house.
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Notes:
Teti Library copy New Hampshire Institute of Art faculty publication (Eric Pinder).
LCCN:
2011020100
ISBN:
9780316098830
0316098833
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Illustrations and rhyming text explore the fun and mayhem that could ensue if elephants, kangaroos, bats and more were to come inside a little boy's house. - (Baker & Taylor)

Illustrations and rhyming text explore the fun and mayhem that could ensue if elephants, kangaroos, bats, and more were to come inside a little boy's house. - (Baker & Taylor)

The walls would tremble. The dishes would break.
Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!

If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.

Extraordinary collage artwork from beloved illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur series) pairs with Eric Pinder's hilarious rhyming verse to make this the perfect book to read aloud again and again.


- (Grand Central Pub)

The walls would tremble. The dishes would break.
Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!

If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.

Extraordinary collage artwork from beloved illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur series) pairs with Eric Pinder's hilarious rhyming verse to make this the perfect book to read aloud again and again.


- (Hachette Book Group)

Author Biography

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, includingWild About Books and Dancing Feet!. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Eric Pinder is the author of the non-fiction picture book Cat in the Clouds, published by The History Press in May 2009. He has also written a number of books for adults, and has been published in national magazines, includingSlate and Newsday. Eric teaches at Chester College of New England and has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. - (Grand Central Pub)

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Wild About Books and Dancing Feet!. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Eric Pinder is the author of the non-fiction picture book Cat in the Clouds, published by The History Press in May 2009. He has also written a number of books for adults, and has been published in national magazines, including Slate and Newsday. Eric teaches at Chester College of New England and has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. - (Hachette Book Group)

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

The hypothetical situation suggested by the title has ample comedic (and chaotic) potential, and Pinder and Brown mine it. "If all the animals came inside,/ my brother would cry. My sister would hide," says the narrator, a boy who's happy to join in the destructive fun. He relays various antics the animals would get up to, along with their theoretical results. "When all the animals wanted a snack,/ the skunk and the panda and even the yak/ would rush to the kitchen and chew up our food./ Mommy would tell them to stop being rude." Readers who can look past the tense oddities, as Pinder (Cat in the Clouds) attempts to describe imagined future pandemonium in the past tense, will find plenty of raucous entertainment, with the boy playing hide-and-seek with monkeys, dashing up the stairs with bears, and taking a bath with an octopus. Brown goes for (and achieves) maximum physical comedy in dynamic cut-paper collage art reminiscent of his work for Dancing Feet! (2010), but the awkward syntax is a letdown. Ages 2–6. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Apr.)

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