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Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap!: An Appalachian Folktale

by Tom Birdseye

Other authors: Andrew Glass (Illustrator)

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    Ollie Forgot by Tedd Arnold (ASKier)
    ASKier: Both stories feature forgetful boys sent to town to get things for their mothers. Failure to repeat the initial list, replacing it instead with the last words of those they meet, results in misunderstandings along the way.

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A retold yarn about a very forgetful mountain boy. Mama sends him on an errand for soap where because of his forgetfulness, he gets in trouble with everyone he meets along the way. A silly story to teach kids the importance of remembrance and that sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Sep 25, 2014 |
Plug Honeycutt, a good-hearted young boy with a terrible memory, is dispatched by his fond mother to the store in this humorous Appalachian folktale, with strict instructions not to forget the soap. A series of unfortunate encounters along the way - each ending in disaster when Plug's chanting reminder to himself leads to misunderstanding - leave him in more need than ever of that all-important soap!

With an engaging narrative that just begs to be read aloud, and appealing, colorful illustrations that accentuate the humor of the tale, Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap! would make an ideal storytime selection. I had a strong sense of recognition, when looking at Andrew Glass's artwork, but can't call to mind any of his titles that I might have read. Leaving that aside, this was a delightful picture-book, one I highly recommend to any readers with an interest in Appalachian folklore! ( )
1 vote AbigailAdams26 | Apr 29, 2013 |
Boy needs to be cleaned up. He needs help. People scoff, but one person takes compassion. Great book. Great humor. ( )
  gtary | Sep 20, 2011 |
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  forgeys | Jul 31, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823410056, School & Library Binding)

A forgetful boy gets himself into trouble when he repeats what each person he meets on the road says to him.

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A forgetful boy gets himself into trouble when he repeats what each person he meets on the road says to him.

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