PRESCHOOL - UP TO AGE 5

1000 Times No by Mr. Warburton

1000 Times No
Mr. Warburton
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780061542633
Reviewed by Brooke James (age 5) and her mom for Reader Views (3/09)

“1000 Times No” by Mr. Warburton is about a struggle between a toddler and his mother.  It all starts when Noah’s mother says, “It’s time to leave.”  Noah proceeds to say ‘No’ in many, many different languages.  Once he realizes where they are going, he says yes.  However, as soon as his mother wants him to get dressed, he is back to saying most toddlers’ favorite word – NO!

Mom:  “What did you think about this book?”
Brooke:  “It is pretty funny when he says no in so many ways.  I didn’t know there were so many languages.  The pictures were funny.”

Parent’s comments:

This book was definitely a hilarious situation that most parents have been through at least once!  The pictures were great and I found the story very funny.  However, I did not like how the toddler got his way at the end of the book.  I used it as a lesson for Brooke:  “Do you think he should have been able to go to the park after acting like that?”

The other problem I had with the book was the price.  I would never EVER pay $17.99 for a book with this little substance.  “1000 Times No” by Mr. Warburton was funny and the illustrations were awesome, but $17.99 is too much for this type of book.

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