DANGEROUS!

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July’s theme: Reptilian Tales

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Text © 2014, Tim Warnes

DANGEROUS401Picture
Book

Fiction

Age
Range:
3-7
Years

Grade
Level:
Preschool-
Second

Tiger
Tales

 

 

 

Mole loved labelling things. All sorts of things. Anything really. Naming things was what Mole liked best. ~ DANGEROUS!

Most of us like to label, but few of us like to be labeled. Mole writes nouns on stickers to identify the things he knows: like frog, poop, and feathers. But when he ventures through the woods and comes across a scaly, scratchy mystery he has to resort to adjectives. And when the enormous, lumpy-bumpy, spiky thing almost rolls over on him and gobbles up all the identifiers, Mole makes an assumption. This thing is DANGEROUS!

The thing doesn’t understand and ultimately proves there’s more on the inside of him than what Mole has discovered on the outside, so Mole must make more stickers. And the new adjectives are positive, leading to one conclusion–which you’ll have to read for yourself.

Tim Warnes, the author of nine books, has illustrations featured in over 65 books in 18 different languages and he created the Chalk and Cheese comic strip. Most of his work includes funny anthropomorphic animal protagonists, making Dangerous! identifiable and easy to label as one of many Warnes’ treasures.

If I were to write stickers for this UK import, they would say: delightful, funny, charming, creative, imaginative, pleasant, endearing, heartwarming, empathetic, sweet, friendly, clever, thought-provoking, quirky, superb, suspenseful, page-turner, genius, treasured, wish-I’d-have-thought-of-it, a favorite.

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GEM Ruby

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One thought on “DANGEROUS!

  1. Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to read this one! Even as a child, I was a type-A labeler. I even had one of those old-fashioned label machines that you squeezed to make an upraised letter through the plastic. And I think we all need reminders that the world isn’t conveniently black and white.

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