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The Resource What aunts do best : What uncles do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

What aunts do best : What uncles do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

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What aunts do best : What uncles do best
Title
What aunts do best
Title remainder
What uncles do best
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by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Title variation
What uncles do best
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Read one way, this book describes all the wonderful things aunts do, and when turned over, it depicts why uncles are special
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Illustration
Review
  • PreS. Like Numeroff's popular What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best (1998), this winsome picture book features two parallel stories. The first half of the book shows a variety of adoring animal aunts entertaining their beloved nieces and nephews. Turn the book over and another set of pages shows uncles enjoying the same activities with their nieces and nephews. As in Mommies/Daddies, Numeroff chooses refreshingly gender-neutral pastimes, such as building a clubhouse and buying cotton candy and winning prizes at a fair. Munsinger's watercolor-and-ink illustrations are as charming as ever here. Whether the animals are pictured telling jokes at home, e-mailing from a distance, or enjoying a drive outdoors, the affectionate scenes reinforce Numeroff's comforting message that what aunts and uncles do best is "give you lots and lots of love." -- Gillian Engberg (BookList, 05-01-2004, p1564)
  • PreS-Gr 2 –In this jolly follow-up to What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best (1998) and What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best (2000, both S & S), Numeroff and Munsinger show how these relatives enjoy time with nieces and nephews. The critters, including sheep, cats, and squirrels, take roller-coaster rides and stay up for late-night television. An aunt plays a piano with her nephew while another takes her niece for a ride in her yellow convertible. Readers can then turn the book over to see how uncles enjoy their young relatives, such as sitting on the floor for toy piano tunes or driving all-terrain in a messy jeep. The ink-and-watercolor cartoons are endearing. Stereotypes are dashed since both sexes cook, shoe shop at the mall, and build clubhouses. The characters' expressions and poses alternate from comic to affectionate. As expected–and hoped for–the title reiterates that uncles and aunts "can give you lots and lots of love." This upbeat offering just might inspire a family reunion.–Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA --Gay Lynn Van Vleck (Reviewed October 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 10, p126)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
126990
Cataloging source
OCO
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Numeroff, Laura Joffe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Munsinger, Lynn
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upside-down books
  • Aunts
  • Uncles
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
What uncles do best
Label
What aunts do best : What uncles do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
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Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689848254
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005295259
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55153621
  • (OCoLC)55153621
Label
What aunts do best : What uncles do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Link
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689848254
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005295259
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55153621
  • (OCoLC)55153621

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