126th out of 270 books — 262 voters
Don't Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly!
This book is aimed at all those people who like to dip their fingers into anything that looks tasty, though they might be in for a bit of a shock!
Paperback, 30 pages
Published February 20th 2006 by Hippo
(first published March 15th 1996)
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This book is ideal for children in reception or year 1 I would say - possibly year two. A play on words, this book explores rules about what not to do, where words about food are imaginatively turned into puns related to names of animals. (Ie. the book title follows the pun along the lines of jelly and elephant, who is Nelly.)
The book has great illustrations, made slightly interactive with each image containing a hole, and the animal showing on the next page. Aside from being undoubtedly enterta...more
This is one of those books I would have in my top ten littlies "must reads"! (Age goup anything from 3 up to 7) For engaging children and eliciting a laugh, the interactive nature of the book bypasses it's few failings! Little kids don't GET the word plays but they sure get the fun of being eaten by the Spagh-Yeti! I also find I can at times change the names to ones they know, or play around with the wording so they can relate better! As a concept, it's great fun, a good solid book for wear and...more
Oh I love this book a lot and then some. For starters, my daughter's name shortens to Nelly. Then there is the spectacular rhyming word play and tricky names like Choctopus and Spag-yeti and meringue-utan. Lastly there are finger holes for tiny mits to poke their fingers through.
Nick Sharratt is the author-illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Foggy, Foggy Forest and Dinosaurs’ Day Out. He lives in Brighton, England.More about Nick Sharratt...