No Never! A Cautionary Tale
Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn- Jarman
Illustrated by Mel Pearce
Lothian Children’s Books
A cautionary tale about a little girl who drives her parents up the wall when she starts answering ‘No! Never!’ to all their requests – and what happens when the tables are turned on her.
There was a child,
The sweetest ever,
Until she learned these words:
Georgie is a sweet little girl who always makes her parents happy… until she discovers one powerful phrase: No! Never!
It suddenly becomes her answer to every request, from tidying up her toys to going to bed. Her parents are at their wits end, but what happens when they decide to try saying No! Never! themselves?
A lovely, lively look at the Terrible Twos (or Threes, or Fours, or Fives…) from mother-daughter team Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, with debut illustrator Mel Pearce. Perfect for any parent dealing with tantrums, defiant behaviour or communication issues.
This is a delightful tale with a wonderful moral/lesson in the story that all carers, parents and young children can appreciate. With simple almost gleeful imagery and wonderful rhyming prose, this book is sure to be a hit.
Highly recommend for pre-schoolers, pre-school libraries and all who play with, care for and help little minds grow.
What a great way to teach some communication skills, Carol! I like the way the author makes Georgie a sympathetic character, so kids will want to hear what happens to her. Nice way to teach about consequences, too, if that makes sense. And I love those illustrations!
It’s such a lovely heartwarming book that is relatable to adults and preschoolers – a good one Margot