“Chores, chores, chores! What a bore, bore, bore!” exclaims a little girl as she dusts and vacuums her way through a laundry list of tasks—including the laundry. Salina Yoon’s exuberant illustrations match her simple, catchy rhymes. Readers will groan sympathetically through each chore to find that hard work really does pay off in the end.
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PreSchool-K—The small, pinafored protagonist featured here seems to be saddled with a lot of domestic responsibility for one so young—she has to dust, vacuum, wipe the windows, rake the leaves, fold the laundry, dry the dishes, and brush the dog. And all this despite the fact that she is barely big enough to push the vacuum cleaner. It's not surprising that she indulges in a "gripe, gripe, gripe" when she has to "wipe, wipe, wipe." But the childlike font and oversize, colorful illustrations that burst from the pages dispel any sense of drudgery. And playful details, such as the girl dusting her drama-queen trophy and fluffing her pillows with regal umbrage, imply that her complaining is as much childish dramatics as a genuine dislike for the tasks at hand. The presence of a playful puppy on each page hints at the fun to come when chores are done. The rhyming, repetitive text lends itself well to reading aloud. Young listeners will be happy to see the girl rewarded for all of her hard work and may follow her example when asked to complete their own Chore Chart.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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A lot of fun for both group sharing and solo emergent readers -- Kirkus
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Book Description Price Stern Sloan, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110843132027