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The Resource That's not funny!, Jeanne Willis ; [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds

That's not funny!, Jeanne Willis ; [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds

Label
That's not funny!
Title
That's not funny!
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Willis ; [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds
Title variation
That is not funny!
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Hyena puts a banana skin in Giraffe's path, causing a chain reaction of accidents that Hyena finds hilarious, he soon learns what it's like to be the butt of a joke
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1 — When Hyena puts a banana peel on Giraffe's path, he sets off a chain of events that he finds extremely hilarious. He laughs and laughs at the other animals' misfortunes—a coconut falls on Hippo's head, Snake gets stepped on, Rhino tumbles into the swamp, Turtle lands on Vulture, etc.—while they exclaim, "That's not funny!" The joke, of course, is on Hyena when he slips on the forgotten peel and steps into a huge, steaming pile of Elephant's poo, causing all the other animals to laugh. Children will love the large, colorful illustrations that clearly show each animal's pain and anger in a fun and cartoony way. The text placement is fairly interactive with the pictures, and there are plenty of onomatopoeic words ("Bink!" "Ker-rang!" etc.). Good for reading aloud and sure to be popular with the storytime crowd.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH --Catherine Callegari (Reviewed October 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 10, p96)
  • With the careful placement of a banana peel, a hyena with a serious case of schadenfreude sets off a chaotic series of misfortunes. Giraffe slips on the peel and skids "straight into a tree--KER-RANG!" which causes a coconut to fall on Hippo, making him step on Snake, who bites Ostrich, and so on. Hyena, ignoring his friends' indignant repetition of the phrase "That's not funny!" cackles away--until his prank lands him in a pile of elephant poop. Reynolds--who previously worked with Willis on Who's in the Bathroom?--contributes cartoony watercolors that play up the numerous animals' expressions of anger and shock. The message is more "what goes around comes around" than "be nice"--as Hyena slinks away into the sunset, the other animals, who so resented Hyena's howling, guffaw just as heartily at Hyena's predicament as he did at theirs. Those looking for a morality lesson won't find it--this story is all about the pratfall. Ages 4–8. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 13, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 36, p)
  • Hyena gets a taste of his own mischievous medicine. Just for fun, he places a banana peel in Giraffe's path and, sure enough, Giraffe slips and skids into a tree. This knocks loose a coconut that falls right on Hippo's head. Hyena laughs uncontrollably, even as both Hippo and Giraffe cry, "That's not funny!" Hippo's dizziness sets off a chain reaction involving Snake, Ostrich, Rhino, Turtle, Vulture, Zebra, Cheetah, Wildebeest and, ultimately, Elephant. Through it all, Hyena laughs uproariously. He gets his just deserts, though, when he slips on the same banana peel and ends up in a steaming heap of elephant poo. When Hyena declares loudly that "It's not funny!" what do you think all the other animals do? Willis's text is nicely streamlined for maximum slapstick effect and much abetted by the clever compositions of Reynolds's illustrations. His brightly colored animals look soft and cuddly, like stuffed toys, but they move like classic Looney Tunes characters. Sure to trigger young listeners' laughter as well. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368897
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Jeanne
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Baby-5
  • Baby-K
  • AD650L
  • Decoding demand: 86 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 81 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 58 (medium)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.W68313
LC item number
Th 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reynolds, Adrian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Empathy in children
  • Hyenas
  • Animals
  • Behavior
  • Empathy
  • Hyenas
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
That's not funny!, Jeanne Willis ; [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds
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Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Andersen Press Ltd." --P. facing t.p
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802434
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761364450
Lccn
2009045803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780761364450
Label
That's not funny!, Jeanne Willis ; [illustrated by] Adrian Reynolds
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Andersen Press Ltd." --P. facing t.p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802434
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761364450
Lccn
2009045803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780761364450

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