Don't Tease the Guppies

3.62 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780399225307: Don't Tease the Guppies

Jon and his little brother, Tim, are off to the Aquarium where Tim attempts to read all the signs in his own unique way such as "Don't Tease the Guppies" for "Feeding Tank this Way". When Tim goes off on his own and discovers a sign which he thinks must read "Come In", the fear, fun and confusion begin for this imaginative beginning reader.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Pat Lowery Collins is the author of a number of books for young children, young adults and adults. She lives in Gloucester, MA, where she writes poetry and novels,and paints and illustrates.

From Kirkus Reviews:

``I'll read the signs,'' Jon assures his little brother as the two enter the aquarium, but Tim isn't deterred: he likes to ``read'' them first. Sometimes Tim's version suits him better than the real one (the sign says ``Go Around,'' he opines of one reading ``Please Wait in Line''); sometimes it suggests that he has absorbed an earlier message (``It says Don't Feed That Fat Turtle. His Shell Will Bust''). New readers will enjoy the brothers' amiable bickering as much as they do reading the signs for themselves in Hafner's cheerful, cartoon-style art. A touch of suspense is added when Tim gets caught in a broom closet marked ``Keep Out'' (he thinks the sign says ``Come In'') and, in the dark, imagines fearfully what it contains (``Like dead fish....And a really dead porcupine. It sure does smell''). After his brother rescues him, the little boy finally reads one sign correctly: ``Exit.'' A likable story, sure to find a variety of uses. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pat L. Collins
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0399225307I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Pat L. Collins
Published by Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Juvenile. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2819517325

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Pat L. Collins
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookHolders
(Gambrills, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Pub Date: 3/1/1994 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 30 Reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 4366989

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pat L. Collins
Published by Putnam Juvenile (1994)
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1994. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0399225307-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 14.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Pat L. Collins
Published by Putnam Juvenile (1994)
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0399225307

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Pat L. Collins
Published by Putnam Juvenile (1994)
ISBN 10: 0399225307 ISBN 13: 9780399225307
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Putnam Juvenile, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0399225307

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 85.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds