Never Tease a Weasel
Jean Conder Soule & George Booth
Random House, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ean Conder Soule advises just how far kids can go in pestering various critters ... '
You can knit a kitten mittens / And perhaps that cat would purr ...
', ending with the sage warning, '
tease a weasel; / This is very good advice. / A weasel will not like it - / And teasing / isn't / nice!
here are socks on a fox, a coat on a goat, a wig for a pig, a rabbit in a riding habit, a house for a mouse, gloves for a dove, a pool for a mule, a dish for a fish, a cake for a drake, juice for a moose - all followed by variations on the rousing refrain, '
tease a weasel ... A weasel will not like it - / And teasing / isn't / nice!
eorge Booth's funny, edgy illustrations do a great job of showing a boy and girl up to mischief, and how put upon all the poor animals feel. And all this zany play with animals and on words ends calmly, '
It's more fun to please a weasel / And be friends with him instead.
' Kids will enjoy the mischief and silliness, and repeatedly yelling out the refrain.
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