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Who doesn’t love a good game of telephone? A dozen shadowy birds sitting on a telephone wire pass along a simple message from Peter’s mother to Peter. But oh, how the message gets distorted. This will most appeal to an age group who already play and understand the telephone game in real life.— From 2014's great picture books to read aloud
It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children's game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.
About the Author
Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of several picture books, including Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Mac lives in Berkeley, California.
Jen Corace has illustrated a number of children's books, including Little Pea. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
"Over the top and silly. a great pick for a group read-aloud."- Booklist
"Silly and funny!"--Imagination Soup
"A perfect marriage between text and artwork."--Shelf Awareness
"An inspired take on the game of Telephone. that young readers will love!"-School Library Journal
"Amusing details play up the silliness of each new message iteration."--The Horn Book
"Raucous avian take on the old-school children's game."-The New York Times
"Fun continues down the wire."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Silly fun! (Pass it on.)"--Kirkus Reviews
"This fun tale is sure to produce laughs and creative spinoffs."--BookPage