1000 TIMES NO written and illustrated by Tom Warburton (Laura Geringer Books, An imprint of HarperCollins)
In this humorous tale, Noah manages to communicate “no” to his mother 47 times, (not including the endpages) in different languages and formats. He spells it out on his dinner plate with peas, text messages, and transforms into a robot who says “Negative.” This cute and simple story evokes the frustration of a parent when they are up against the unfailing determination of a child who doesn’t want to do something. The outcome will provide a good belly laugh for all, and the opportunity to experience the down side of negativity. Warburton uses the page space creatively. Cartoon like illustrations are combined with a variety of fonts that capture the range of this toddler’s feelings. The book provides an interactive experience that will no doubt delight and engage children and adults.
Picture Book Ages 3-6, highly recommended- Anne Beier (Hendrick Hudson Free Library)