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Anthony and the Girls

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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,
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published July 30th 2004)
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Mr. George
fabulous man-boy read.....really funny social commentary on courtship. funny, because it is true.
babyhippoface
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
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Kathryn Hogan
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
Danica Midlil
Really demonstrates well how the male mind works. ;)
Jill
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.
Erin
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.
Tasha Sylvester
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.
Michelle (FabBookReviews)
Delightful story; so simple, smart and funny. I think grown-up men should read this too ;)
Booky Girl
I think this is a bit mad - but in a good way! One for the girls to discuss!
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