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What a Mess! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2)

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
There is mud
from the rug
all the way
to the tub.
Oh, what a mess!
Who did it?


Someone is tracking muddy footprints through the house. Is it little Ben? (No, he's just scribbling on the walls.) Is it Sarah? (No, she's playing dress-up with clothes scattered eveywhere.) Kid after kid says, "Not me!" -- until we finally track the culprit all the way to the bathtub. The surprise
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 27th 2001 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 2001)
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Jessie
This is a great early reader book!

The reader walks through each room in the house, tracking a messy mud problem. In each room there's also a messy kid causing some other kind of mess. If your child finds humor in messes and notices these details, they'll enjoy the book all that much more. ;)

In the end, it ends up being Dad that made the big mud mess all over the house (and leaving each of the kids entirely unsupervised and making messes while he's in the bath!). My son & I both found that to
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Muse Here
May 26, 2010 Muse Here rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: moms and dads
Recommended to Muse by: found it at the library
Shelves: kids
This is a fabulous book. I love the rhyming and my kids really enjoyed the plot. Every page is filled with another child (who is currently in the middle of creating another mess) of course the mud is the worst mess of all and the culprit explains why all the kids have been allowed to make their messes along the way. Very cute story. The pictures were really enjoyable as well.
Catherine
Innocent, reality of family life.. would like the follow-up on this one on how mom and family actually handle it!
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