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|Alphonse, that is not ok to do!|
Author: Hirst, Daisy
Two siblings have a falling-out and make up again in spectacular style.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 188405
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/16)
School Library Journal (12/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2016 PreS-K—"Once there was Natalie. And then, there was Alphonse too." Now Natalie has to deal with the ups and downs of life with a younger brother. Sometimes it's fun; other times it's challenging. One day, when everything already seems to be going wrong, Natalie finds Alphonse eating her favorite book. Frustrated, she draws an angry picture, puts her fingers in her ears, and tries to calm down. That's when things really get out of control! Natalie imagines her picture coming to life and worries that things are not OK. The large, colorful illustrations are simple and captivating. Natalie and Alphonse are endearing, expressive little monsters. The older sister resembles a red salamander, while her brother looks a lot like a blue bunny with three pointed teeth. Parents will appreciate the respectful language Natalie uses with her little brother, even when she is displeased with him. In the end, Alphonse is remorseful, Natalie is forgiving, and the conclusion is sweet and happy. VERDICT This charming story about the frustrations of life with a younger sibling is recommended for most collections.—Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.