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When the TV Broke

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | When the TV Broke.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Harriet Ziefert(Author),Mavis Smith(Artist)

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The answer to the question, what did we do before TV?.

The answer to the question, what did we do before TV?.

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  • By Anna M. Ligtenberg on January 5, 2007

    ISBN 0670826685 - For ages 4-8, When the TV Broke is a great book for those days when the only thing your child seems to say is "I have nothing to doooo...". Mavis Smith's illustrations are perfect for the story - not too cluttered with details and bright and colorful.Jeffrey is a big TV fan. He watches all the time. So when the TV breaks, Jeffrey can't find anything to do! How will he manage to get through the days while the TV is being repaired?? Of course, he manages - and the things that get him through will serve as a super starting point for all the TV-addicted kids in the world who find themselves yelling "Mom, I'm bored!"The only negative I could find was that a chunk of the story is told in the illustrations, rather than the text. For example, on Friday, Jeffrey builds an intricate city from boxes and says he's doing "Nothing much." What he actually IS doing isn't said in the text. That makes this a book that definitely doesn't work as a bedtime story, because the one being read to HAS to be looking at the pictures to "get it". I wouldn't take away a star for that, though. It's a cute and entertaining story with a nice lesson for all the little budding couch potatoes in the world.- AnnaLovesBooks

  • By OAKSHAMAN on May 13, 2003

    This is the best children's book that I've read in ages. You don't have to just take my word for it though, it is so good that Fred Rogers also read it on his show.The story deals with what a little boy does when the family television breaks and has to be taken to the shop. At first he is absolutely lost since he spends his entire life in front of the tv, seven days a week. All he can do is ask his mother, over and over, if it is fixed yet? Slowly, however, he starts to do other things. He starts to read books. Then, he starts to use his imagination and actually create things on his own. By the last page he has actually created an entire world for himself- and hardly notices when the tv is brought back.After reading this little classic you might just be tempted to break the television for yourself....

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