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Don't Eat That!
Contributor(s): Sheneman, Drew
ISBN: 110199729X     ISBN-13: 9781101997291
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: June 2018
Annotation: Gertie is trying to earn a merit badge when she encounters a hungry bear with no idea what he should eat, but helping him is harder than her guidebook makes it seem.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Bears; Fiction.
Food habits; Fiction.
Scouting (Youth activity); Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Bears
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World
- Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2017053346
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 11.00" W x 0.25" (0.90 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 April #4)

The latest from Sheneman (Nope!) looks and reads like an extended classic Sunday comic. His story has two protagonists: an unflappable girl determined to get a nature merit badge and the hulking brown bear she encounters in the woods. But this is no ordinary bear; even though he's famished, he's incapable of feeding himself. The book's endpapers and title page show that he's a former denizen of the city zoo. After preventing Bear from eating a rock (hence the title) and calmly explaining that Bear can't eat her ("That would be terribly rude," she says, without flinching), the girl takes him on as a project. From there, the ink-and-watercolor drawings portray a kind of My Fair Lady set in the wild. Bear fumbles in his foraging (even a rabbit gets the better of him) and, in a moment of frustration, eats the girl's merit-badge logbook and spits it out with a supercilious "ptui." Still, the girl perseveres, ultimately proving she's a mentor ne plus ultra. Seamlessly blending verbal and visual humor, Sheneman lands every joke—including some truly cringeworthy puns. Ages 3–5. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (June)

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