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Did you take the B from my _ook?

Did you take the B from my book?

Did you take the B from my ook?

Books that drive kids crazy!

Books that drive kids crazy.
Did you take the B from my _ook?
First U.S. edition.
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, a division of hachette Book Group, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Books that drive kids crazy!

Books that drive kids crazy.
General Note:
Cover title.

"Originally published in Australia in 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers"--reverse of title page.
"When the letter B goes missing from the story, the reader must find a way to bring it back into the book for good"-- provided by publisher.
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This clever companion to This Is a Ball is the perfect read-aloud for the giggling masses who love Hervé Tullet's Press Here, Lane Smith's It's a Book! , and BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures.

The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time together. Book 1, Did You Take the B from My _ook? is missing one very important letter due to one very powerful sneeze! Now, the _eetle wearing _lue _oots is _ouncing on the bed instead of wearing blue boots and bouncing on the bed...and it just gets sillier from there! What is up with this nonsense? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.

Author Notes

Beck Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series and a mother, primary school teacher, and the creative director/owner of She has worked extensively with children throughout her teaching career and in roles that include before-and-after school care center director, nanny, and youth and children's worker.

Matt Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series and the co-creator of the bestselling Fart Monster picture book series and has sold more than 100,000 copies of his books abroad. He is also the art director of HarperCollins Publishers Australia and New Zealand.

Beck and Matt Stanton live by the beach in Sydney, Australia, with their daughter Bonnie and son Boston.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The Stantons, an Australian husband-and-wife duo, launch the Books that Drive Kids Crazy! series by appealing to children's eagerness to correct something they know to be wrong. "Do you have favorite things?" asks an unseen narrator. "I have favorite things. They are bats and beaches and bread and bushes and bulldozers." When a sneeze blows all of the Bs out of the book, words' meanings get garbled. A butterfly becomes an "_utterfly," a beetle an "_eetle," and blue boots "_lue _oots." Simple line drawings featuring bright pops of color document the growing chaos ("What? The _eetle is wearing the _lue _oots and jumping on the _ed!"), which can only be contained with readers' help: "Come back B!!!!" It's a winning bit of interactive silliness that offers insight into the way small changes can have big results where words are concerned. Ages 4-8. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.