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Listen Buddy
Helen Lester

Buddy the bunny may have big ears but that doesn’t mean they work well. He has the unfortunate habit of misunderstanding everything. If someone asks him to get potatoes, he brings them tomatoes. This gets him in trouble when he has to help a grumpy bear cook soup.

Full of helpful illustrations, this book combines humour and language in one. Some examples: “Hustle Bunnyrabbit. Get the flour.” “Yessir!” said Bunny. (Gets the flowers). Or: “Now, Bunnyrabbit, put the soup on the fire.” Bunny puts the soup in the fire. Possible classroom topics include the five senses, rhymes, spelling (flour/flower), questions and imperatives.

· · 1995

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Lester, Helen; Munsinger, Lynn. Listen Buddy. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 32 pp., ISBN 9780395723616

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