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Telephone

Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Jen Corace
Published by Chronicle Books
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It’s time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn’t as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama’s message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children’s game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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7.0 / 7.0

My kids love this book. We have read it over and over again, and if something happened to our copy, I would immediately replace it. It has a clever premise—a message gets changed each time it’s passed from bird to bird along a telephone wire—and gets sillier and sillier as it goes. The format and text makes it easy to use a lot of different voices and make funny noises, so it always results in giggles from my pre-schooler and toddler.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Who Wrote Telephone

author
Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.

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Who Illustrated Telephone

illustrator
Jen Corace

nuts and bolts:

from southern new jersey, graduated from risd with a bfa in illustration in 1996, lives and works in providence, ri, hates sopping wet paper. it makes her gag.

odds and sods:

first dream job was to be a bumper car operator (it could still happen), loves breakfast, loves breakfast for dinner more, loves biking, loves walking more, loves a lot of music but could easily listen to belle and sebastian or the wedding present all day long. non stop.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781452110233
Publication Date:
September 9, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013040706
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1452110239

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