It's Simple, Said Simon by Mary Ann Hoberman

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One day, a boy goes out for a walk. He encounters a dog, a cat, and a horse. The dog dares him to growl, the cat dares him to stretch, and the horse dares him to jump. "It's simple," says Simon. Then he meets a tiger, who challenges him to all three dares, with increasing difficulty. Will the boy best the tiger, or the tiger best the boy?
 

About Mary Ann Hoberman

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Mary Ann Hoberman has published more than twenty books for children, including the American Book Award winner A House is a House for Me, illustrated by Betty Fraser. She and her husband live in Greenwich, CT.
 
Published March 13, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In sketchy, expressive watercolors, So (Tasty Baby Belly Buttons, 1999, etc.) deftly shifts the scene from city sidewalk to jungle path as a strolling lad takes on more and more difficult challenges from animals met along the way.

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A boy can growl like a dog and jump like a horse, but when a cunning tiger asks the lad to demonstrate his skills, he needs all his wits about him to wriggle out of becoming supper.

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In the tradition of clever heroes who outwit wily animals, this agreeable picture book features an unflappable hero who is anything but simple.

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