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It's a spoon, not a shovel by Caralyn…

It's a spoon, not a shovel (edition 1995)

by Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner (Illustrator)

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Title:It's a spoon, not a shovel
Authors:Caralyn Buehner
Other authors:Mark Buehner (Illustrator)
Info:New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1995.
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It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel by Caralyn Buehner



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This is an interactive picture book that features multiple choice questions relating to manners and kindness. It asks a question and the reader chooses the answer with the appropriate behavior or response to it. The reader then searches for the hidden letter answer somewhere in the illustration!
  LeahAlvey | Aug 3, 2016 |
This book was cute for students learning about etiquette. It is a beginning level book for students trying to understand where to put a napkin and other etiquette requirements. It is humorous book by using animals as examples.
  christiq | Dec 14, 2012 |
This book didn't do much for me, but my children loved it. Again and again and again! They liked the hidden answers in the pictures, even when they had them memorized. ( )
  MrsLee | Mar 30, 2007 |
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When a crocodile is eating an armadillo, should she put her napkin (a) on her head, (b) in her ear, or (c) on her lap? If you can't figure out the answer to this silly etiquette quiz, peer into the color-rich full-page illustration, where you'll find the subtly hidden letter c. Each page of this delightful book poses one or two quiz questions, designed to test whether your child's manners are monstrous or marvelous. When Mother Cobra is busy talking to Mrs. Python, for example, how should Cory Cobra get her attention? Should he (a) hiss, (b) eat a rabbit, or (c) wait quietly? No doubt your child will answer "Hiss" and then erupt into giggles, but will know that (sigh) "Wait quietly" is probably the real answer. Caralyn and Mark Buehner--creators of A Job for Wittilda and The Escape of Marvin the Ape--have succeeded again with this lighthearted alternative to the usual persistent parental nudging. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Questions about good manners with multiple choice answers accompany illustrations of animals in polite situations.

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