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Styling Librarian: Truth or Lies? #nfpb2014

Don’t Touch that Toad & Other Strange Things Adults Tell You by Catherine Rondina, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester – 3rd grade and up, 4th/5th will really love this too! Non-Fiction –  Ok, this isn’t a picture book but it IS a friendly non-fiction book that reads so smoothly, is packed with fascinating facts, and is perfect for my students who only want to read fiction books but need to learn to enjoy non-fiction books as well that I couldn’t pass up sharing it today. This book is humorous, fact packed, interesting, and will be quite popular… as soon as I add it to the library, I highly doubt I’ll see it for a long while! I personally found a few of these facts – false/true- enlightening… for example, did you know that cracking your knuckles doesn’t give you arthritis?! It isn’t healthy for you though… And “You could scare someone to death.” — yes you can!! I knew this since I had that topic pop up in a first aide course I was in a few years ago but yikes to those thrill seekers! I also faithfully believed that eating fried foods would give me acne… sigh… all about healthy balance, as always.

Goodreads Summary: “Stop cracking your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis. Don’t cross your eyes or they’ll stay stuck like that. With entertaining, kid-friendly insights on every page accompanied by wacky illustrations, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You examines the truth and/or falsity behind parental do’s and don’ts. When explanations aren’t so cut-and-dried, kids are encouraged to decide for themselves. Here’s a chance to know once and for all if lightning can strike the same place twice, if eating fried foods can cause acne, if an elephant never forgets, plus many more.”

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2 comments on “Styling Librarian: Truth or Lies? #nfpb2014

  1. Adrienne Gear
    February 6, 2014

    Hi Debbie! This looks like a great book to have in a classroom. I always like nonfiction books that you can pick up and read a snipit out loud to the students before or after lunch or recess. This one looks like a great one for this! Thanks!

    • The Styling Librarian
      February 6, 2014

      Yes, I thought it was perfect for those two-three minutes to kill and read aloud something of quality! 🙂

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