The Definitive Guide to

Telephone

Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jen Corace
Published by Chronicle Books
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5.08
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
$16.99
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4-8
Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's Telephone About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Telephone

Themes:
listening

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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4.25
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Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
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4.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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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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Who Wrote Telephone

author
Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of numerous books for children, including four illustrated by Jon Klassen: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; Triangle; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award; and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Mac Barnett lives in California.

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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 10:
1452110239
ISBN 13:
9781452110233
Publication Date:
September 9, 2014