A hilarious take on helping others and self awareness from New York Times bestselling author Jory John and comic artist sensation Liz ClimoPersnickety Elephant has an itch a big one and he can t reach it While he isn t above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator well, Elephant isn t sure he wants his assistance Does Elephant have to do everything himself Jory John s signature deadpan humor pairs perfectly with Liz Climo s oh so innocent looking animals to create a slyly ironic read aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches....
|Title||:||Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?|
|Publisher||:||Dial Books March 20, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||592 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? Reviews
I am a big fan of this author. What I liked about this book is that it will give readers and their audiences plenty of things to talk about: how some can help us and others can't (and why), what do we do when we feel frustrated (or itchy) when even those adorable meerkats can't help, and the joy of finally getting the problem solved (but accidentally creating a new one). With his particular brand of kid-tested humor, Jory John takes us along on the journey of the itchy elephant, with opportunities to give each character a unique voice.In addition,the illustrations are simply charming.Plus: Every story should include a sloth.
I love Jory Johns's humor! Snails are slimy, a sloth is slow and a porcupine is prickly. I am sure the sloth will save the day in the end, he is a good guy. The art is clever, I could feel relief myself in the elephants cute little smile.
My preschoolers LOVE LOVE LOVE had them literally rolling on the floor with giggles
Book quality is fine, but I didn't really like the story. The elephant is kind of a dick.
I love all of Jory's books and this one is no different. This book is so much fun to read aloud--so many fun animals to voice and an elephant just tryin' to get some relief! The simple and lovely illustrations add just the right support as it is so much fun to imagine different animal personalities. I laughed out loud for real.
Very disappointed. Nothing ‘enlightening’ about this story. Selfish characters that do not get it. Plan to return this book, nothing redeeming. The one helpful animal is tossed aside. Not sure what message they were trying to relay, but I was left shaking my head. What a sad reflection of society.
It was disappointing. I love the illustrations, but the elephant is not a nice "person". He has no manners and doesn't seem grateful to anyone who tries to help him. At the end he actually treats someone who helps badly and walks away. I had been hoping for more of a "scratch my back and I will scratch yours" kind of thing. Cannot recommend.
Love Clinton's art, but the story was disjointed. The elephant was rather rude to the animals who tried to help.