LOVE YOU WHEN YOU WHINE by Emily Jenkins

LOVE YOU WHEN YOU WHINE

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Just how far will parental love stretch? This simple text reassures tiny tots that mom and dad are sure to love them even when they whine, interrupt, forget to say “please,” pour cereal on the floor and ask for every toy in the store. But what if wee ones track in mud, paint on the walls, chew with open mouths? Yup. And if that toddler screams, hides the keys, puts crayons in the dryer and refuses to get dressed? Indeed. Even when little kids mess with the checkbook, unfold the laundry, pull hair, hit someone and won’t share? Yes! Kids will misbehave and parents will always love them. The comforting message is enhanced by humorous, slightly surreal watercolor illustrations featuring a very naughty little creature gleefully acting out while a very tolerant parent endures. While the assurance of parental love is commendable, might young listeners assume there are no negative consequences to misbehavior? (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 2006
ISBN: 0-374-34652-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2006




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