Whatever you do, don't step on the crack! Because somewhere in a particular town on a particular street there is a particular crack that could bring you bad luck! You could turn into a pig, or your baby brother might grow fangs. Your mum might decide to go for a younger look, or worse still you might forget to put your trousers on before you go to school! Colin McNaughton explores, with characteristic wit and exuberance, the possible dangers of ignoring this familiar lore of childhood. Bursting with colour, 'Don't Step on the Crack' is guaranteed to feed the imagination and ensure a simple walk along the street will never be the same again!
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Colin McNaughton was born in Northumberland and had his first book published while he was still at college. He is now one of Britain's most highly acclaimed authors and illustrators of children's books and a winner of many prestigious awards, including the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award in 1991.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 1-The superstition that it is bad luck to step on a crack in the sidewalk is the premise for this tongue-in-cheek, "what if" story. A boy is warned of the dire consequences of not heeding the old adage. Readers learn of the preposterous outcomes that might occur, such as turning into a girl, his dad deciding to become a hippie, his baby brother growing fangs, discovering that his best friend is really a monster in disguise, and on and on. Cartoonlike illustrations in water-based ink complement the zaniness of this rather slight picture book.
Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6647715