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The Resource Who broke the vase?, written and illustrated by Jeffrey Turner

Who broke the vase?, written and illustrated by Jeffrey Turner

Label
Who broke the vase?
Title
Who broke the vase?
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Jeffrey Turner
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you've ever told a lie, a fib, a whopper, a falsehood, or a tall tale, then Jeffrey Turner's story of a little dog who struggles with telling the truth is for you (and you and you)!" -- page 4 of cover
Tone
Writing style
Review
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Cover and title-page art of a cracked vase set the scene for this airy detective tale, as the title question, "Who broke the vase?" looms large on the opening page. A dog appears on the next spread, with the narrator explaining it was an elephant. Wait—no, a mouse. Or maybe a sheep knitting mittens. With each possibility, an image of the suspect appears. But readers soon realize the small canine (yes, the one holding the ball) is telling fibs. After unapologetically admitting to it, the pup asks to play again. Without hesitation, the grown-up dog the puppy's been talking to agrees—and then breaks something too. It's déjà vu when the adult tells tall tales, showing the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Turner's characters, done in silhouette with expressive eyes on primary-color backgrounds, are appealing, and his compositions and text design are engaging. Unfortunately, his minimal graphic style does not always convey clarity, as readers must sort through what's imaginary and what isn't, misguided assumptions, and ultimately the morality of the story's humor. An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562428
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Jeffrey
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 490L
  • Decoding demand: 55 (medium)
  • Semantic demand: 61 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 81 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 73 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Honesty
  • Dogs
Target audience
preschool
Label
Who broke the vase?, written and illustrated by Jeffrey Turner
Instantiates
Publication
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
1763003
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481479530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481479530
  • (OCoLC)951070710
Label
Who broke the vase?, written and illustrated by Jeffrey Turner
Publication
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
1763003
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781481479530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481479530
  • (OCoLC)951070710

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