I Don't Like Gloria! (Anglais) Broché – 7 juillet 2008
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Présentation de l'éditeur
Why didn't anyone ask Calvin if it was all right to bring Gloria home? Now Calvin has to live with Gloria — and to make matters worse, this cat eats from his dog bowl, sleeps in his basket, and gets all the attention! Calvin will never like Gloria, and he will certainly never share anything with her. Or will he? With a kid-friendly text and light, expressive illustrations, this is the perfect tale for every child who has ever begrudgingly shared the spotlight. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
Biographie de l'auteur
Margaret Chamberlain has illustrated many books for young readers, including THE MAN WHOSE MOTHER WAS A PIRATE by Margaret Mahy and PRINCESS ROSA'S WINTER by Judy Hindley. She lives in Dorset, England. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .
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This is not one of those books. It does not have a redeeming feature or any nuance that makes it good reading for kids, and it's not funny enough to be read by other audiences.
The premise is the dog is jealous of the cat, and the humans are ignoring the dog. OK, fine comic premise. But there's no resolution AT ALL - there's just a rabbit introduced, and now the little girl ignores both the dog and the cat. And then dog and the cat agree they hate the rabbit.
There were places this book could have gone, like the dog and cat learn to play with one another, or they look at the rabbit and realize part of being a family is taking turns getting attention, and so forth, without turning into the aforementioned unicorn-hugfest.
When my five year old read this book -- and we gave it quite a number of spins, with and without adult commentary, because he enjoyed the illustrations -- he processed the negativity but had no appreciation of what might've come next. A book that just focuses on hating somebody else because you're jealous of them is not a good children's book. And it's not funny enough to be read as a joky adult's book or a satire for older children to read, like, say, "Dumb Bunnies" or "Go the @)*$ to Sleep".
Books that provoke kids into purely negative emotions without an appropriately cathartic release are bad books. You might as well take them to an R-rated action movie, where they will at least be entertained by the explosions.
The illustrations (including text) are spot on. Kuddos to both author & illustrator.
Won't give away the story (as it has kind of a twist ending) but will say we read this book almost every day to our 2 year old & he thinks it hilarious. We think it's pretty funny too.