SDon’t Slam the Door!
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52. Don’t Slam the Door! (Candlewick, 2010)
Dori Chaconas & Will Hillenbrand
(Preschool-Grade 2)

A slamming door may not seem like a big deal, but in this hilarious story of cause and effect, it can have far-reaching consequences, including a limping Pa, a bee-stung bear, and a house plunged into chaos!

“Hillenbrand’s charming mixed-media illustrations place just the right amount of surprise and chagrin on the characters’ faces and greatly add to the fun. The climactic spread, in which the little girl gives everyone from bees and bear to cows and cat what-for, is a marvel of composition.”

Kirkus Reviews

“[The] mixed-media illustrations convey a gleeful sense of motion, capturing the bucolic setting and its inhabitants via a sunny palette, dramatic facial expressions, and fun details.”

Publishers Weekly

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