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TISSUE, PLEASE! by Lisa Kopelke


by Lisa Kopelke & illustrated by Lisa Kopelke

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-689-86248-2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

A bumpy, green frog with glowing, yellow eyes blowing his nose with a tissue is the captivating cover illustration in this second offering in a series exploring basic issues of manners. Frog and his group of friends share everything, including their after-school dance class and their winter cold germs. Their ballet teacher, Miss Tutu, is horrified when her class of frogs sniffles and sneezes and wipes their noses on their arms, but Frog’s parents intervene and teach him to use tissues at home. He successfully introduces the new concept to the other frogs during their recital, resulting in an amusing whirl of costumed frogs plucking tissues from a box on the grand piano during the performance. The unlikely combination of funny frogs, ballet class, and proper etiquette for sneezing succeeds both in its entertaining storyline and boisterous illustrations full of infectious good humor. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers are likely to catch hold of this title and pass it around freely during cold season. (Picture book. 4-8)