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Get That Pest!

By Mary LeCompte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Young readers will love this humorous story.

Book Erin Douglas Humor 2000
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The story is surprising, and the language isn't too complicated or advanced for kids to enjoy reading on their own. The bright watercolor illustrations are playful. Especially enjoyable is the painting of the jumbled-up mess that happens when Mom and Pop Nash try to catch the wolf. Illustrator Wong Herbert Yee catches the angry look on Mom Nash's face after Pop nets her, and the wolf's sly expression when he confesses to painting, not eating, the eggs.

There's also a math lesson for preschoolers: When the story explains that every day the Nashes' 10 hens lay 10 eggs, an illustration of 10 eggs is provided under the text. When five eggs are missing, the illustration shows five eggs, and so on. Little fingers love to point and count, and the egg illustrations give them a chance to do just that.

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