An annoying ABC

by Bottner, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
Imagine a preschool classroom with 25 cranky kids and one beleaguered teacher.

It only takes one small annoying act from Adelaide to set off a chain reaction of bad behavior. Dexter is drooling, Flora is fuming, Jasper is jeering, Kirby is kicking . . . and before you know it, Stella is stumbling, Todd is tumbling, and Winthrop is weeping. Oh, oh, oh!

What will it take to turn this annoying day around? Readers will be amazed and amused to see what happens when Adelaide . . . apologizes.

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley follow up their bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) with this outrageously funny alphabet book that shows that kindness can be contagious, too.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It was a quiet morning until . . . / Adelaide annoyed Bailey. / Bailey blamed Clyde . . . The result is a chain reaction of trouble that eventually reaches everyone in Miss Mabel's class, from Adelaide to Zelda. Then, with a fine sense of justice (not to mention the garden hose), Zelda zaps Adelaide out on the playground. Soon every classmate is drenched, but Miss Mabel steps in with towels and good sense. At her teacher's urging, Adelaide apologizes to Bailey, who apologizes to Clyde, beginning a chain reaction that restores harmony to the class. The opening endpapers and pages feature the children quietly walking into school in line, with their names (and the appropriate letters of the alphabet) appearing in order. The book ends on a more boisterous line of kids cavorting as they leave school, with appropriate but now out-of-order letters above their heads. While the story's concept may not be entirely new, the text and especially the expressive pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are fresh, engaging, and wonderfully amusing.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Anyone who thinks life is a breeze for abecedarians should check out this knowing and very funny primer from Bottner and Emberley, whose previous pairing resulted in the wonderful Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't). The book describes, in alphabetical order, a chain reaction of unpleasant and unfortunate behavior. "It was a quiet morning until... Adelaide annoyed Bailey. Bailey blamed Clyde. Clyde cried. Dexter drooled on Eloise. Eloise elbowed Flora," and so on until the action comes full circle with Zelda, pushed to the edge by a clumsy Yves, "zap[s]" Adelaide with a hose. Is there any hope for this living alphabet of woe? Yes, thanks to Miss Mabel, the savvy, supportive teacher whose name puts her smack in the middle of it all. Expertly implementing a chain of apologies, Miss Mabel achieves the classroom equivalent of a State Department peace accord: a tranquil story hour (the featured book is Miss Brooks). Bottner's deadpan, minimalist text inspires Emberley to some terrific portraits in extremis-this isn't just an alphabet book, it's an encyclopedia of kindergarten deportment, from aggression to zealotry. Ages 2-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile fiction.
Alphabet books.
Behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Nursery schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Alphabet -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Nursery schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Emberley, Michael.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780375867088 (trade hardcover)
0375867082 (trade hardcover)
9780375967085 (hardcover library binding)
0375967087 (hardcover library binding)
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