Lothian Children’s, 2020
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
There was a child,
The sweetest ever,
Until she learned these words:
No matter what activity her parents suggest, including those that have always been her favourites, Georgie’s response is No! Never! It becomes very frustrating for her parents who are at their wits’ end until they try a little reverse psychology.
Written in clever rhyme that bounces the story along, and illustrated in a way that emphasises the discord in the household because of Georgie’s attitude, this is a book that will resonate with preschoolers who are testing the boundaries and parents who are trying to manage that. While parents might like to use the strategy with their own children, or just remind their children of what happened to Georgie when their children try a similar tactic.
A fun, modern cautionary tale that will have broad appeal.