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Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You by Catherine Rondina
  

Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You

Written by Catherine Rondina
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Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You by Catherine Rondina

Poking mild fun at grown-ups throughout, author Catherine Rondina covers a range of warnings, advice and truisms children will be familiar with, and bases all of her judgments on hard science and research. In order for kids to be able to test themselves without peeking, each fact is described on the right-facing page, and a page turn reveals the true or false verdict, along with a full explanation. Humorous black-and-white line drawings by Kevin Sylvester liven up the text. The children who love these kinds of juicy compendiums of information may choose to read this one straight through. Teachers will want to keep it handy on a nearby shelf to refer to in many types of science lessons. It also works for exploring the importance of critical thinking and research in order to understand the difference between what seems true and what is true. The Parentisms: An Overview at the back of the book offers a list of favorite parental expressions, which could be used for language arts writing assignments or other creative expressions.

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Rondina advocates for children, and does not hesitate to say that parents are sometimes completely mistaken.--Quill & Quire

About the Author

Catherine Rondina has written numerous children's books and teaches the art of writing nonfiction. She is the author of Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You. Catherine lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.Kevin Sylvester is a journalist who happened to fall into sports rather than a ?sports guy.? He's also a documentary-maker, writer, producer, and sketch artist. Kevin is well known as the host of CBC National Radio Morning Sports. His first book was Sports Hall of Weird (2005).

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Book Info

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Paperback
96 pages

Author

Catherine Rondina
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Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication date

1st June 2015

ISBN

9781554534555


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