The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups Parents Are Always Spouting These Rules Do They Really Care About Nutrients And Mattresses, Or Are They Hiding Something Luckily, One Fearless Grown Up Will Risk His Neck And His Dignity To Find Out Disguised As Everything From A Chocolate Milk Scuba Diver To A Giant Nose, This Counterspy Uncovers The Disturbing Truth And What He Learns Will Shock You Like Nothing Before Startling Suckface Emergencies Dangerous Digit Gangs Powerful Sumo Cells Those Are Just Some Of The Secrets Revealed In This Book By Caldecott Medalist David Wisniewski But Don T Let Anyone Catch You Reading It Especially Grown Ups Who Knows What Could Happen If They Knew That You Knew I thought that this book was ok I thought I was going to be wild about it, but it s not one of the memorable ones for me The premise really appeals to me I d think my sense of humor had taken a vacation for the day, except that I ve been thoroughly amused by the humorous parts of the young adult book that I m also reading.The first example the real reason why adults tell children they have to eat their vegetables was very funny and I was entertained But then it got old fast for me I did I thought that this book was ok I thought I was going to be wild about it, but it s not one of the memorable ones for me The premise really appeals to me I d think my sense of humor had taken a vacation for the day, except that I ve been thoroughly amused by the humorous parts of the young adult book that I m also reading.The first example the real reason why adults tell children they have to eat their vegetables was very funny and I was entertained But then it got old fast for me I didn t think that the rest of the reasons why were written imaginatively enough The illustrations and formatting are really interesting.I think the best part about this book could be reading it to young kids and having them make up their own stories about the whys of why grown ups have various rules for them and saying them out loud to the adult that could be very funny.I ll have to test this book on some kids I suspect the theme alone will be appealing enough for them to enjoy the book Mommy s review from 5 12 I guess I m the only one not adoring this book Honestly I found it stupid I like the idea and once I knew that was the premise I was excited to share it with Julia and have both of us laughing Instead of smiles there were grimaces.The set up of the book is so totally off that it 100% takes away from any humorous parts Not that there are many, but a few It s all over the place and this is the kind of book that, IMO, should be just the opposite.The whole secret k Mommy s review from 5 12 I guess I m the only one not adoring this book Honestly I found it stupid I like the idea and once I knew that was the premise I was excited to share it with Julia and have both of us laughing Instead of smiles there were grimaces.The set up of the book is so totally off that it 100% takes away from any humorous parts Not that there are many, but a few It s all over the place and this is the kind of book that, IMO, should be just the opposite.The whole secret knowledge thing is a good one It s a great one Why add crap onto it Kids would have been fine without the stupid jokes, the date and times , the page from the book And the stupid vegetable costumes.Maybe it s us Maybe we were just not all there that day Anything is possible But, it s farlikely this is mediocre at best Since my 6 year old wholeheartedly agreed with me I know it s not just me being old This is a favorite of mine I have 2 or 3 copies in my classroom as well as one at home I read it every year to my class when I taught 3rd gradeit doesn t seem to go over quite as well in 2nd gradethey don t all really get it But I love all the details..the date and time and disguises, the silly stories, the great illustrations, every thing about this book In 3rd grade, I would have my students writesecret knowledge They would pick a rule that they had at home or school and This is a favorite of mine I have 2 or 3 copies in my classroom as well as one at home I read it every year to my class when I taught 3rd gradeit doesn t seem to go over quite as well in 2nd gradethey don t all really get it But I love all the details..the date and time and disguises, the silly stories, the great illustrations, every thing about this book In 3rd grade, I would have my students writesecret knowledge They would pick a rule that they had at home or school and write why the grown ups SAID they had to obey the rule and why they REALLY had to obey the rule Some were quite clever Love this book Great picture book for older grades It takes parent rules and changes them to tell you the real reason behind the rule My 5th grade students brainstormed other rules and then created a class book in a similar style Loved it for higher level thinking Funny and enjoyable I great look at why people brush there hair and eat vegetables. This was a childhood classic whose hilarity lived up to memory I absolutely love the first pages Wonderful hook Excellent word choice Silly Great humor Better for older readers and adults Does get extremely fantastical at times, but overall a fun read. This post modern book titled, The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups, tells the secret tale of exactly why grown ups tell their kids to do something that is deemed of high importance for them, such as eating their vegetables and not jumping on their mattresses This book demonstrates the characteristics of a post modern picture book in a fun and unique way.For text, this book shows elements of addressing the reader, as it clearly directs the rule given to the child to them and only them In additio This post modern book titled, The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups, tells the secret tale of exactly why grown ups tell their kids to do something that is deemed of high importance for them, such as eating their vegetables and not jumping on their mattresses This book demonstrates the characteristics of a post modern picture book in a fun and unique way.For text, this book shows elements of addressing the reader, as it clearly directs the rule given to the child to them and only them In addition, the reader is hit by each actual reasoning for these top secret rules by using the bold, black text used on the cover of the book Where the text and message of this book are defined and playful, what makes this book extremely exceptional is its use of color and bold imagery for each of these rules.The imagery in this book is both bold and playful and slightly graphic This unique style brought The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups the 1997 Caldecott Medal This prize comes with many of its artistic elements, such as its attention to detail and metafictive details For example, this book uses immense typographic experimentation and fusion of images and text This makes the reader capture the text in a fun yet complex state of mind.In conclusion, I highly recommend this book in the genre of post modernism because it makes the readers look beyond the silly message of this book It is fun, yet uniquely complicated and sophisticated way A reader of many ranges of reading and comprehension abilities will find this book a joy to read Shh You are about to open secret files, heretofore hidden from kids for thousands of years Steel your mind for the truth Prepare yourself for knowledge never before held by America s youth Get ready to learn the REAL reasons grown ups tell you to do things The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups gives each command typically given by parents a reason why you should listen to them But not a normal reason David Wisniewski comes up with outrageous reasons as to why adults tell us to comb our hair Shh You are about to open secret files, heretofore hidden from kids for thousands of years Steel your mind for the truth Prepare yourself for knowledge never before held by America s youth Get ready to learn the REAL reasons grown ups tell you to do things The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups gives each command typically given by parents a reason why you should listen to them But not a normal reason David Wisniewski comes up with outrageous reasons as to why adults tell us to comb our hair, or eat our vegetables Each reason is a new adventure With the understanding that we all just need to listen to our parents.The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups illustrates an episodic plot There are short incidents linked together by a common theme There isn t any noticeable conflict or patterns of action so it s kind of a difficult book to get into However the interesting take on the reasons behind why parents tell you to do something is what caught my eye Like you don t want to jump on your bed because you might wake it up, or make sure to comb your hair to avoid reverse hair growth This book is a little ridiculous, but would be perfect for impressionable, gullible, children This hysterically funny spoof takes an outlandish look at why grown ups make kids do what they do A fantastic read aloud, it begs response and fosters connections from kids who never really understood why it was so important for them to eat their vegetables, get haircuts, not jump on their beds, or blow bubbles in their milk.David Wisniewski,1997 Caldecott winner, has created a delightfully funny picture book, perfect for older students 4th grade and older who can appreciate the spoof like f This hysterically funny spoof takes an outlandish look at why grown ups make kids do what they do A fantastic read aloud, it begs response and fosters connections from kids who never really understood why it was so important for them to eat their vegetables, get haircuts, not jump on their beds, or blow bubbles in their milk.David Wisniewski,1997 Caldecott winner, has created a delightfully funny picture book, perfect for older students 4th grade and older who can appreciate the spoof like features, historical references, double entendre, and puns in this brilliant parody The clever and whimsical illustrations, masterfully done in collage style, enormously enhance the humorous tone of the book

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  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups
  • David Wisniewski
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 0064437531