XYZ! When Joe and his dad rush out the door to run errands on a Saturday morning, Joe notices that his motormouth father forgot a crucial detail when he got dressed. But will Joe’s dad listen? Of course not. As they drive all over town, Joe tries every trick he can think of to get his dad’s attention. But Dad just won’t zip it!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||1.1|
Library Media Connection
“[L]augh-out-loud funny.” —Library Media Connection
“At last, a picture book about that funniest of faux pas—walking around with your zipper undone…. Laughing readers will probably be gasping for air. This book knows its audience.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“This picture book would make a great lesson starter on polite ways to broach awkward subjects.” —School Library Journal
Author: Jane Lindaman
After a childhood of frigid winters in Reinbeck, Iowa, Jane Lindaman moved to Phoenix, Arizona. With a degree from ASU, she began a 24-year career in elementary special education. After 32 years of desert summers, Jane retired to Springfield, Oregon. Now she gets to spend her time reading, gardening, hiking, and volunteering. Jane and Bette, her golden retriever, are a pet partner team, which means that first graders at Camp Creek Elementary School get to read to her and "Alpha" Bette. Jane also volunteers at the Youth Farm, so named not for the promise of youthfulness, but for the at-risk youth that are hired to learn about organic farming. Harvested crops are distributed to local food banks. Lastly, Jane now also has more time for writing!
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me! Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When Nancy is not drawing pictures and writing stories you can find her hiking, biking, or playing golf!