Don’t Forget the Exclamation Point! – “Don’t Books" for Kids
Not too long ago, we highlighted some "advice" books for kids; while I was doing research for that post, I found that the most frequent advice that we give to kids tends to begin with the word "don't" and end with an exclamation point.
Here are a few examples of "Don't Books" that you can find at Toronto Public Library:
That’s just good advice for practically everyone!
Be careful if you come across this book in the library “cat”alogue!
Don't Turn the Page! by Rachelle Burke (Ages 4-7)
Bedtime just might get a little longer if you do!
...and whatever you do, DON'T LISTEN TO THE PIGEON!
…because one thing will lead to another!
Try wiggling you earlobe, pinching your nose, or whispering "pineapple" instead.
Or he just might get “squizzlefied”!
Do try to help her to stay asleep! (There's no exclamation point at the end of this book title…probably because we shouldn’t shout while the tiger is sleeping!)
Adventure awaits but beware your fate!
Do yourself a favour and just don’t…
...but please DO read and enjoy these books!