Rules of Summer

By TAN, Shaun

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ISBN
9780545639125
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

Gr 1–4—Right from the endpapers featuring an ominously shadowed street on which two boys stand in silhouette—one clearly older whispering into the younger child's ear—readers are clued into a familiar sibling dynamic: big brother sets the rules; little brother is always one step behind, doing his best to follow along. It's too bad for little brother that the rules are nearly impossible to anticipate: "Never lea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

"This is what I learned last summer: Never leave a red sock on the clothesline. Never eat the last olive at a party. Never drop your jar." The narrator enumerates a dozen other rules, which are printed on left-hand pages that are marked by stains and wrinkles, smudged fingerprints, and streaks of colored-pencil scribbles. The right-hand pages depict, in thickly textured paintings, a young boy...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

On left-hand pages the narrator enumerates a series of "rules" ("Never eat the last olive at a party"). The right-hand pages...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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