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The Banging Book:Rhyming Tale of Destruction&Reconstruction;Noise;Building;Rhyme


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Bill Grossman

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The Banging Book by Bill Grossman (Author), Robert Zimmerman (Illustrator) ) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st ed edition (May 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060244976 ISBN-13: 978-0060244972 Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces List Price: 12.95 From Publishers Weekly In this wacky (and whack-ey) rhyming tale of destruction and reconstruction, Grossman (Tommy at the Grocery Store) seems initially to adopt an if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em attitude. With cacophonous glee, two boys and two girls-mallets, bats and brooms in hand-enthusiastically demolish a playroom; even their dolls and stuffed animals recoil at the racket: "Bangety, bangety, bang, bang, bang." Suddenly, the quartet finds that "they've banged the noise right out of things,/ Leaving only little pings." But the unseen narrator urges, "If banging can be used for breaking,/ Banging can be used for making," and the tale turns tumultuous once more, this time with upbeat beats ("Pounding doorknobs onto doors./ Fixing cars and roofs and floors"). For his first picture book, Zimmerman uses clean-edged computer graphics that, outlined in black or brown, resemble linocuts on uppers. His depiction of order brought out of chaos is consistently amusing, as are Grossman's clever couplets. There may even be a lesson lurking here, provided youngsters can hear it. Ages 3-6. Card catalog description Irrepressibly noisy children discover that building things by banging is more rewarding than smashing them to bits. Book Description: Harpercollins Childrens Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Like New. NO Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Medium Oblong. LIKE new book, bright, clean, glossy. NOT AN EX.LIBRARY BOOK REVIEW: Daughter loves this book!, June 27, 2002 Reviewer: A reader Of all of Bill Grossman's books, my 2 year-old loves this one best! It has a great rhythm. We read this book at least once a day. As I am reading, my daughter bounces or claps with the rhthym of the story. It is a story about some very destructive kids who literally tear the interior of a house apart, but it is so much fun for my daughter that I am overlooking that for now. Too bad the book has limited availability right now. SUMMARY: For kids who love to bang things to pieces, here is a reminder that banging them together again can be even more fun. A raucous, alliterative mix of mayhem and message. STORY IN RHYME LIKE NEW-MINOR CORNER BUMPING Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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