Edward Gets Messy

Edward Gets Messy A very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street He never ever eats food t

  • Title: Edward Gets Messy
  • Author: Rita Meade Olga Stern
  • ISBN: 9781481437776
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book.Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street He never, ever eats food that spills or splatters And he never, ever, EVER uses markers or glue sticks or paint They are just too messy.But what happens when GLOOP a big tub of paint falls on EdwarA very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book.Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street He never, ever eats food that spills or splatters And he never, ever, EVER uses markers or glue sticks or paint They are just too messy.But what happens when GLOOP a big tub of paint falls on Edward s perfectly neat little head Well, it might just turn out that getting messy has its upsides, too.After all, even particular pigs can clean up afterward.

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    1. I'm terrible at reviewing children's books, but I'll try to come up with a few good words for this one because I enjoyed it so much.It has everything you'd expect in a cute picture book: Edward, a pig who doesn't like getting messy. incredible illustrations with vibrant colors, and a message for the young readers (and adults). It's ok to enjoy yourself and get messy every now and then.

    2. An excellent book! I love Edward and I'm glad he can show kids it's ok to get messy. I love messy!!Good job Rita! Love ya!

    3. Cute book. I think kids would like when Edward realizes it's okay to have fun and then to clean up everything, even himself.

    4. Edward doesn't like to get messyd then he finds joy in all the messy things in his life. Edward is a lot like me!

    5. Edward does not like messes but, he misses out on so much fun with his friends because of it. On the day he accidentally makes a big mess, he learns the fun, creativity, experimenting and joys of playful messes with this friends. Kids will love this story and seeing all of the messes that Edward gets in to. They will relate to his reluctance to new things but love when he learns that is ok, because messes can be cleaned up.This is a wonderful story that young children can relate to and enjoy. We [...]

    6. This book is about a pig named Edward that does not like to get messy. His room is always pristine and everything is put together. He always washes up after himself and never allows for his hands to be dirty. Edward likes to be clean. While his friends and classmates got their hands dirty while painting and enjoying science experiments, Edward preferred to organize the school supplies. One day while Edward was cleaning up, he slipped and poured paint everywhere. This broke Edward's cycle, and he [...]

    7. The book is one of a particular pig that hates a messy. He never gets involved in anything that could make a mess from messy food, playing in the leaves, and even science class. One day while straightening up everything in art class instead of painting, Edward gets a glob of paint on his shirt by accident. He then realizes it's okay to get messy and participates in everything his friends do! The beautiful colorful illustrations in this book engage the readers. The illustrations bring the book to [...]

    8. Summary: Edward hates to get messy!! He always stays far away from all messes. He stays on the bleachers instead of play with mud, he doesn't jump in the leaves, and he doesn't do the science experiments! UNTIL something suddenly happens!! Activity: I would have my students think of a time when they have been against something (for example, Edward is against getting messy) and think about what helped them get over that. For Edward it was when paint got on him and then he realized it comes off in [...]

    9. A Pig named Edward is never messy. He is very particular in how he cleans his house, irons his shirts, doesn't try anything that is sticky, or pet friendly dogs. One day in art class Edward accidentally spills paint on himself. He is completely changed, Edward doesn't mind getting messy anymore. Instead he learns to have fun. The characteristics from Edward made me think of someone who is ocd. He doesn't like getting messy and enjoys cleaning things a certain way. When he does get messy he has f [...]

    10. Meade, R. (2016). Edward gets messy. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.This story is about a pig named Edward who does everything he can to stay clean. All of a sudden, paint spills and Edward gets messy. Now Edward realizes how fun it can be to participate in all of the messier activities, making the point that in the end you can always clean up afterwards.Question: Would you prefer to do activities neatly without mess such as going for walks and reading books or activities [...]

    11. The author of this book is the host of Book Riot's Dear Book Nerd podcast which is where I first heard about it. I've been looking forward to reading it for some time now -- especially since the cover was revealed. And I'm happy to say the rest of the book is just as wonderful as the cover. The text and the illustrations go together brilliantly to tell the story of Edward as he learns to overcome his fear of getting dirty. He was missing out on a lot of fun things in order to stay so meticulousl [...]

    12. I checked this picture book out after discovering it was the inaugural winner of the Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award.A cute story about a particular pig whose tendency to not want to get dirty prohibits him from enjoying certain things. Until one day and one spot of paint changes his whole outlook.

    13. Edward is a pig who does not like messes. Jump in a pile of leaves? Never! Obey the five second rule? Not a chance. But what will happen when compulsive neatness accidentally leads to messiness? Will Edward melt down - or embrace the mess?This is one of my favorites from our new picture books! I am looking forward to sharing it in storytime.

    14. My grandson insisted on 3 consecutive readings, and then still wanted to look at all the pictures. If that's not a fantastic endorsement, I invite you to spend a random day with a random toddler and see if you can discover if they have any attention span whatsoever.

    15. I thought this book was absolutely precious. I would use it in my classroom to show kids its okay to be messy sometimes. I was that kid that always freaked out if I got even the smallest stain on me. I want the kids in my class to know its not a big deal.

    16. First, can Edward be hired out to clean my house. I know child labor laws and such, but he is a pig, and well, I am willing to pay! Such a fun book. Cute, well illustrated, fun story! I just want to look at the pictures! Wonderful!!

    17. Might work for CLEL Bell - play or talk. I do love the illustrations. Would be fun for Mock Canadian Award (Might be called Blue Spruce). Second book today to encourage preschoolers to take risks.

    18. Yes, it is okay to get messy. Yes, you should clean up after you make a mess. Cute story and illustrations.

    19. Edward the pig doesn't like getting messy and avoids it all costs. Will eh ever change. Preschool and up for length.

    20. I'm not sure why Edward's being clean is portrayed as a negative or boring attribute in this book since it's a great quality! The story is engaging though and the message that it's ok to be messy if you clean up afterwards is clear. It's an okay book.

    21. My first thought after reading this was, I bet there's a kid out there making a giant mess in their house because of this book. "Edward says it's okay to get messy!" Probably you should only read this to your weirdly spotless toddler?read more

    22. PreS-Gr 2—Edward is a young pig who likes a well-ordered life. While it might be satisfying to be so darn neat, it also poses some challenges. Edward can't pet a dog or eat any food that splatters, and school contains a whole host of horrors, with messy art projects and untidy outdoor activities. One fateful day, an entire shelf of art supplies falls, and Edward is bathed in a glorious and colorful mess. His initial anxiety quickly dissipates as he discovers the intrinsic joy of creating witho [...]

    23. Meade, Rita Edward Gets Messy, illustrated by Olga Stern. PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster, 2016. $18.Edward has spent countless hours over all of his years to keep very, very clean. After an accident at school one day, Edward learns to joy of the mess and of participation – after all, you can always clean up afterwards!Edward is a delight, but the illustrations are only about 80% there for me. While the composition is spot on, I am not a fan of the rough pencil stroke style. Its probably ju [...]

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