Pardon Me!

Pardon Me!

Book - 2014
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A little bird just wants some peace and quiet--but he's about to get a whole lot more than he bargained for in this clever picture book debut, in the tradition of Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back .

It's a beautiful, sunny day in the swamp when a little yellow bird settles down on a rock--only to be interrupted as first a heron, then a frog, then a turtle ask to sit on the rock with him. As each animal says "pardon me," the little bird's replies get grumpier:

"I suppose I can't stop you."
"It's already crowded, don't you think?"
"Sure, the entire swamp's here already. Why shouldn't you be, too?"

When a fox comes by, the bird finally loses his cool. But it just so happens that fox showed up for a reason, and the little bird's outburst leads to a surprise ending you'll want to read again and again.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781442489974
Branch Call Number: Z MIY
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.


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ElizF Sep 11, 2014

Brief text with great voice and illustrations. Kids and parents alike were laughing out loud in preschool story time.

MsMonica_0 Sep 08, 2014

Pardon Me! emphasizes the importance of listening when others are speaking. A fun read aloud for preschool-K. Use it as part of a grumpy theme or, as I did, an alligator theme!

snicholson76 Jun 19, 2014

Great for fans of "This is Not My Hat"!

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