Wednesday, February 4, 2015


If you know me, you know that I LOVE silly books. They are my absolute favorite ones to read to kids. So, when I opened Don’t, by Litsa Trochatos, it became an instant hit for me. As a little added bonus, this new favorite is as informative and discussion-provoking as it is hilarious.

Don’t features several warnings, advising the reader on what not to do with certain animals. One page says: “Don’t start a food fight with an octopus.” When you turn to the next page, you find a little kid losing the battle quite definitively, with the words: “It has six more arms than you do.” Another page warns: “Don’t play hide-and-seek with a chameleon. It can hide very, very well.”

Besides the funny text and even funnier pictures, you and your child will be provided with loads of topics to discuss. Some of the animals might be new ones for your little one, like cheetah and chameleon. But even if the animals are all familiar ones, you’ll be able to discuss their characteristics that the book identifies, like these: penguins can’t fly; bears hibernate; frogs have long tongues.

If you’re in the market for a silly and surprisingly informative read, come in and check out Don’t today!

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