Next Please by Ernst Jandl

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Waiting for the doctor can be nerve-wracking, even for toys. As six injured playthings wait their turn to be called into a forbidding door, their growing apprehension is apparent on their faces. Each time, before the doctor calls, "Next please," the door opens and one happy toy comes bounding out, good as new. That doesn't comfort the last toy in line-a wooden boy with a broken nose. But when it's his turn, the doctor is warm and friendly.

"Your nose again? Don't worry. We'll fix you right up," he says.

Kids will love poring over the pictures to identify each toy's problem and the different ways they handle the wait-some calmly, some by standing on their heads.

Winner of the Bologna International Book Fair's Premio Bologna Ragazzi Award, this charming book is the perfect companion for every child going to a doctor.

Illustrated by Norman Judge

About Ernst Jandl

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Ernst Jandl (1925-2000) is one of Austria's premiere poets. Ernst Jandl won many literary awards, including the prestigious German award, the Georg-Bÿ chner-Preis, before his death last year. Norman Junge works as a freelance artist in Cologne. He has illustrated several prize-winning picture books.
Published April 5, 2001 by Hutchinson. 42 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soon the door opens, and a voice is heard ("Next, please"): a wingless wind-up penguin waddles into the exam room, its wind-up key twisting out its back, as the others look on warily.

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