The Book of Bad Ideas by Laura Huliska-Beith

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Have you ever done something and then thought "Uh-oh, that was a bad idea?"How about the time you asked your best friend to give you a haircut?Or, when you went roller-skating with your dog (who was just kicked out of obedience school)?Talented newcomer Laura Huliska-Beith has put all her ideas into one book: The Book of Bad Ideas -- a collection of laugh-out-loud scenes guaranteed to have readers eagerly recounting their own bad ideas.
 

About Laura Huliska-Beith

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Laura Huliska Beith is a freelance illustrator living in Kansas City with her husband, Jeff, and three dogs Roxy, Chloe, and Jake. Several books she illustrated have been included in the Society of Illustrators Original Art show, including "Bad Ideas" which also received a Marion Vannet Ridgeway honor for its debut in Children's Publishing. Some of her most recent projects, The Worst Best Friend and The Recess Queen both written by Alexis O'Neill (Scholastic). Shown Below, The Goodnight Train by June Sobel (Harcourt).
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Illustrator Huliska-Beith’s solo authorial debut is a book that will speak to the personal experience of every reader, even one who has not: parked chewing gum for later, then forgotten where (Bad Idea #14);

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As its title suggests, this jaunty picture book offers plenty of fun for eagle-eyed readers.

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First time author-illustrator Huliska-Beith is so sure that every youngster hatches such plans as ""bringing home a cute, cuddly, stray animal"" or ""jumping off the high dive to show off your itsy-bitsy bathing suit"" that she relishes listing good ideas gone bad (in no particular order) from he...

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For more than a few laughs, look up The Book of Bad Ideas plus others books illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith at the libraries in our neighborhood: Gail Borden, Schaumburg, Batavia, Bartlett, and Poplar Creek.

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A Patchwork of Books

She is perhaps best known for her breathtakingly beautiful and detailed cut-paper collages of nature books for children.Her books have been recognized with many awards, including a Reading Rainbow selection, IRA Teachers Choice, the Giverny Award for best children's science book.Her books include...

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