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Anthony and the Girls

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Anthony has a bucket, a shovel, and a really big car. But the
girls playing in the sandbox don't look. They don't even look
when attention-seeking Anthony does his best trick. Is there
nothing he can do to turn their heads his way?

In dazzlingly deadpan text and art, Ole Könnecke hilariously
demonstrates how easy it is to stumble when trying too hard to
make a splash. After all,
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published July 30th 2004)
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Mr. George
Apr 25, 2012 Mr. George rated it it was amazing
fabulous man-boy read.....really funny social commentary on courtship. funny, because it is true.
Apr 24, 2017 Sylvester rated it really liked it
4* art
4* story

Oh man. This IS Squirt. How did Konnecke know?!! Little show-off kid that he is. You've got to read this book.
Nov 07, 2007 babyhippoface rated it it was amazing
H-i-larious, and dead on....

Despite Anthony’s best attempts to gain the attention of two girls playing in the sandbox, they completely ignore him. When he falls down and starts to cry the girls finally notice, and Anthony is content--until Luke arrives. Even the youngest readers of this adorable picture book will realize the typical childhood scenario is about to repeat itself. Parents will get a kick out of the gentle, familiar humor, and kids will like the short sentences and simple cartoon il
Adrienne Furness
Könnecke leaves a lot of room in the language and the images, giving us just enough to see how desperately Anthony wants those girls' attention without ruining the whole story by saying it outright. It's funny, but the story has a lot of empathy for Anthony, too.
May 29, 2015 Jason rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Anthony must be Anton of Anton Can do Magic because Luke makes an appearance at the end. I hoep they republish this and sync the names because the two bookend each other wonderfully.
Kathryn Hogan
Jan 19, 2012 Kathryn Hogan rated it liked it
Shelves: friendship
It was very cute. The story is about a little boy that is trying to get attention of two little girls, Hwe tries despretly showing off all of his toys and physical abilities. Nothing seems to work. Finnally he plays with himself and builds a house. His house was blown over by the wind and he began crying which ofcourse prompted the girls friendship. The little boy was very happy, untill another boy came along and the process started all over again. I think the book shows how if you do your own t ...more
Aug 05, 2010 Jill rated it it was amazing
Absolutely hysterical. This is probably the best children's book I have read in several years. It is one of those my kids pulled out on their own and put in our basket at the library. The illustrations are some of the happiest I've seen in a long time. This book just flat out makes me laugh and smile each time I read it. You can't come to the end and not laugh out loud.
Sep 03, 2013 Erin rated it liked it
This reminds me of the Peanuts comics. It's all about a little boy who wants to get the girls' attention. He tries lots of different things to no avail. Then, when he cries, the girls come running. I don't like that crying is what gets him what he wants.
Michelle (FabBookReviews)
Oct 04, 2012 Michelle (FabBookReviews) rated it really liked it
Delightful story; so simple, smart and funny. I think grown-up men should read this too ;)
Feb 02, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Total süßes Kinderbuch :)
Danica Midlil
Really demonstrates well how the male mind works. ;)
Booky Girl
Feb 17, 2010 Booky Girl rated it really liked it
I think this is a bit mad - but in a good way! One for the girls to discuss!
Tasha Sylvester
Nov 06, 2009 Tasha Sylvester rated it it was amazing
This is a really cute story. I have been trying to find it for months! It is pretty funny because it is so true. I am excited to read it again.
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