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More Parts
More Parts
Author: Tedd Arnold
ISBN-13: 9780439531023
ISBN-10: 0439531020
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 32
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Another favorite of mine and my mothers. I am 22, she is... I am not saying, and these books have captivated both of us. Just goes to show that even adults can get caught up in childerens books. Great read, strongly suggest this as a book to get your little crib midgets. :)
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Unfortunately this book has never been received so I am unable to review it. We really liked the first book, Parts, so our review is based on it.
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Gr 1-4-Through zany, brightly colored illustrations and rhyming verse, Arnold explores common figures of speech that amaze and frighten a young boy. "I'll bet that broke your heart," "give him a hand," "Hold your tongue," and "jumps out of his skin" are only a few of the sayings that worry the protagonist, whose imaginings are energetically depicted in colored-pencil and watercolor washes. Goofy, cartoonlike artwork explores the deepest recesses of the child's overwrought and overworked imagination. Kids will love faces cracking, lungs being coughed up, and bodies flying apart. Vivid color and a robust artistic style will attract younger children who may not get the joke, but older children and parents will. Singsong verses in hand-lettered text strain to rhyme in some instances, with a forced, uneven gait. Although the boy's parents reassure him, the story ends where it begins. The father, who "didn't mean to be unkind," tells the child that they were afraid that he'd lost his mind. The final drawing has the boy's brain falling out of his head and onto the floor. This story is like a wild and crazy, totally manic Amelia Bedelia. Children will ask for it again and again.
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a little boy takes phrases like "losing your head" a bit too literally in this funny kids book. my 9 year old thinks it's funny
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We all loved this book. It is my favorite to read to our daughter. I have recomended the first two to all of my friends with children.