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Because I Stubbed My Toe


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Hilarious picture book showing how one event can lead to all sorts of trouble!

About the Author

Shawn Byous grew up in a small town in Indiana. He has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He has illustrated over 3,000 T-shirt designs for major retailers and has worked for Nike, Tony Hawk, Toyota, and Disney. He enjoys mountain hiking and spending time with his wife and three kids.


Byous explores the domino theory-and they all fall down-to comic effect. . . .The action is continuous, the energy level is in the red zone, and the colors are strong (more pleasing than garish). . . .Byous is also a master of the motion line-almost everything here is jittery or zipping or crashing-and all the little symbols that help readers feel part of the action, like the lightning bolts and stars that attend the mashing of a toe into a chair leg early in the morning. An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. * Kirkus Reviews *
This an entertaining book that would be a wonderful read-aloud with discussion opportunities. It could be used to demonstrate cause and effect. * Library Media Connection Online *
If your students need a smile, this is a great book to read. . . .A hilarious book, sure to get kids giggling! * Reading Today Online *
A young boy stubs his toe and havoc ensues in this energetic picture book. . . .the illustrations are extremely detailed and children will giggle wildly over this silly tale. The book explores no new ground, but youngsters will enjoy guessing what will happen next and will be pleased with the happy ending. * School Library Journal *

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