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Don't Slam the Door!

Dori Chaconas, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)


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Slamming the screen door sets off a comical chain of cause-and-effect in this rollicking tale of a rambunctious family.

A slamming door may not seem like a big deal, but in this escalating tale, it can have far-reaching (and very funny) consequences — including a limping, yelping Pa; a scared, bee-stung bear; and a whole house plunged into pandemonium! In lively rhyme that’s perfect for reading aloud — complemented by Will Hillenbrand’s cozy, homespun illustrations — Dori Chaconas follows a pint-size narrator as she warns her family of the ever-more-outrageous effects of their actions. But despite her valiant efforts, things keep spiraling humorously out of control. Will she ever be able to get the house back in shape?

Candlewick, 9780763637095, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2010

About the Author

Dori Chaconas is the author of many books for young readers, including "Virginnie's Hat, "illustrated by Holly Meade. "Our old slamming screen door was a welcome sound," she ays. It signaled the arrival of family and friends. It promised the best kind of chaos." She lives in Germantown, Wisconsin.

Will Hillenbrand is the illustrator of dozens of books for young readers, including "This Little Piggy" by Jane Yolen, "Baby Dragon" by Amy Ehrlich, and "Kiss the Cow!" by Phyllis Root. He lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.