Shut the Door! (Beginner Books(R)) (Hardcover)
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Unavailable for almost 20 years, a funny easy-reader about responsibility gets a fresh new look!
When a little bear forgets to close the door to his house, he encounters a series of unwelcome (and untidy) visitors--including a swarm of flies, an egg-loving skunk, and a moose in search of a bath! This rhymed easy-reader by Robert Lopshire--author of Put Me in the Zoo and I Want to Be Somebody New!--is perfect for beginning readers, and its surprise ending (in which the little bear's mom forgets to shut the door herself--oops!) will leave kids giggling with glee while reinforcing the message that we ALL need to be responsible for our actions. With charming new illustrations by Maria Karipidou, this is the kind of classic, funny Beginner Book with a message that kids, parents, and educators will adore!
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
About the Author
ROBERT LOPSHIRE (1927-2002) was the author and illustrator of several acclaimed children's books--including the Beginner Books Put Me in the Zoo, New Tricks I Can Do!, and I Want to Be Somebody New! He worked with Dr. Seuss as an art director on the earliest Beginner Books.
MARIA KARIPIDOU is an illustrator based in Germany. Her work has appeared in many children's books and magazines as well as in commercial advertisements for international clients.