Pass It On by Marilyn Sadler

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Funny book with a great lesson.
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A favorite childhood staple--the "telephone" game--makes for a mixed-up message misadventure. Kids will recognize a favorite game ("telephone") in which a passed-along phrase gets hopelessly and hilariously garbled. Funny situations, characters, and mishaps bring on the giggles and also convey how we sometimes hear things as we want them to be. Finally, with all its silliness and mayhem, this is also a nice portrait of a community pulling together to help one of their own get un-stuck!

About Marilyn Sadler

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Marilyn Stadler earned a degree in art but quickly discovered that writing was her true and most satisfying calling. She has since author over a dozen children's books, including several leveled readers for Random House and picture books for Golden Books. The author lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Published April 24, 2012 by Blue Apple Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction
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May 15 2012

Though it is supposed to be a silent game—and here it is anything but that—this rendering of the childhood favorite captures the essence of its illuminating comedy.

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NY Times

Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Jul 13 2012

Each message is escalated into greater heights — or depths — of absurdity, gleefully depicted in Slack’s retro Tibor Gergely-style illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly

Apr 16 2012

Sadler (the P.J. Funnybunny series) writes economically while maintaining a sense of both urgency and comedy

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Journey of a Bookseller

Reviewed by Jo Ann Hakola on Nov 28 2011

Your young one's eyes will drink up colors and laugh out loud at the silly animals misinterpretations of the original request.

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Books for Kids Blog

Jun 09 2012

It's a comic cow caper, with the long-term lesson that fact checkers have their place in this world!

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Reviewed by Tima Murrell on Jul 22 2012

The detailed and expressive illustrations help tell the story and add a touch of whimsy. It also has simple enough words that an early reader would enjoy reading it by themselves.

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Reviewed by Beth on Jun 10 2012

Funny book with a great lesson.

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Yvonne Jefferson 5 Sep 2013

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