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The Terrible Plop (2009)

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When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened.
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The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky (2009)

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This is a fun rhyming story about forest animals (including some jungle ones like monkeys) who are running from a terrible "plop" noise. The rabbits hear it first and soon a whole herd of different creatures are fleeing the scene. When they run into big brown bear, he doesn't believe anything could be scary enough to panic about, so he insists seeing what this "terrible plop" is all about. WE know what it is all along; this adds to the fun (dramatic irony!), as does a twist at the end.
  scducharme | Apr 14, 2013 |
I love this book! This is a great book to introduce to young audience about poems and ryhming. The illustrations are very nice and the texts all rhymed flowing together. ( )
  McEvilla | Nov 19, 2012 |
Why yes, I am cleaning out my to be reviewed list.

This was one of my favorite discoveries a few years ago. An Australian import, it's a delightful story in swinging rhyme with equally entrancing pictures.

A happy band of rabbits are gulping down carrots and chocolate cake by the lake (really more a big pond) when suddenly...there's a TERRIBLE PLOP! Their panic sets off a mass flight and soon the rabbits, a fox, pig, elephant, tiger, and more are all fleeing from the terrible plop. Then they encounter a rather cynical bear, who doesn't think anything, even a terrible plop, is as strong and scary as him! This time, a little rabbit realizes the secret of the plop - but not until the bear has been just as silly as everyone else!

The clues in the text and pictures will easily key children in to the solution of the mystery at the beginning of the book, so they'll be able to snicker along as all the animals flee from nothing much at all.

Andrew Joyner's are just plain fun with cartoon animals and backgrounds and the occasional grab your eye collage piece, like an elaborate knife for the chocolate cake. He does a great job adding hints to the text about the mystery and showing the growing panic of the various animals.

Verdict: A fun story with a moral about confronting your fears that's not too heavily emphasized. This is a favorite storytime choice for my library as well as a top read-aloud pick for parents.

ISBN: 9780374374280; Published August 2009 by Farrar Straus Giroux; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | May 27, 2012 |
This is a really cute book that shows kids that sometimes what we think is scary is really nothing to be scared of at all.
  annied1 | Dec 5, 2009 |
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670071412, 0143505130

 

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