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Contrary Mary

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When Contrary Mary asks for roast potatoes and gravy for breakfast, it's just the beginning of a very contrary day!
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 4th 1995 by Candlewick (first published 1995)
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Peggy
Jul 25, 2008 Peggy rated it it was amazing
Simple, sweet, with cute pictures. I read this to my oldest son on days when he's being contrary - hmmmm, I read it A LOT! We both love this book.
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Jan 07, 2013 Leyla rated it it was amazing
I love it :)
Lindsay
Ines del Reves, the Spanish version of Contrary Mary, is a very cute story about a little mouse named Ines who decides it's opposite day. Her mom then gets the idea to humor her when she puts Ines to sleep.

I used this story for an opposites-themed Spanish and bilingual story time program. I did change some of the words as I read it since it used some versions of words that I didn't grow up using. For example, instead of using "cometa" for kite, I used the word "papalote."
The Children
Feb 12, 2009 The Children rated it really liked it
As a mom, I don't care for the last page, but the children love it all--how Contrary Mary goes through her day completely opposite as she ordinarily would.
Ms Threlkeld
Aug 04, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Good book for teaching younger children about opposites.
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Borrowed by my son from his day care.
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The illustrator of many popular and critically acclaimed books for children, including ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith, Anita Jeram has also written several children's books of her own. As author-illustrator of BUNNY, MY HONEY, a sweet story of a bunny lost and then found, Anita Jeram was able to exercise her rabbit-drawing skills. A rabbit is also the hero of I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK, ...more
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