Jonathan & Martha

Horáček, Petr

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jonathan & Martha
Two earthworms become tangled together and learn the joys of sharing.

Publisher: London : New York : Phaidon Press, c2012
ISBN: 0714863513
Branch Call Number: jE HORACEK 2012
Characteristics: [29] p. (some folded) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm


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Beautifully illustrated tale of friendship and sharing.

When two worms who dislike each other accidentally become entangled, they learn to adapt. Simple rhythmic text makes this book a great read aloud, and the die-cut collage will be a hit with readers of all ages.

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Sep 07, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Eye-catching enough to arouse the interest of even the snottiest adult consumer but kid-friendly enough to pass the fearful readaloud-to-a-large-group test, this is the rare book that pleases highbrow and lowbrow alike. Fun and fanciful and far and away one of the best little picture books of the year. You'd do well to make its acquaintance.


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Sep 07, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7


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Sep 07, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When we meet our heroes, Jonathan and Martha are two lonely worms living on either side of a large pear tree. One day a magnificently sized green pear falls to the ground. Unaware of the others' presence, the two eat their way into a fast acquaintance. They immediately set about fighting one another, only to find that their tails are now inextricably linked. Forced to share, the two discover the pleasure of enjoying food, large and small, together. And when a hungry birdie finds a fast (and mildly painful) way of separating them, they now like sharing so much that they're willing to keep on doing it. Tangled tails or no.


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