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Dan Bar-el

 

Dan Bar-el est un auteur à succès, un pédagogue et un conteur qui a publié des romans, des albums illustrés et des bandes dessinées. Depuis vingt et un ans, il travaille avec des enfants de trois à treize ans en tant que prestataire de services de garde et donne des cours de théâtre et d'écriture. Dan habite à Vancouver.

 

Dan Bar-el believes that the highest compliment a preschool child can pay is to call one silly. He carries the label with honor. "Preschool children have no patience for 'jokes,'" he says. "Ask one to tell you a knock-knock joke and, painfully, you'll see my point. But nothing gets a giggle like the absurd. Nothing is funnier than turning the rules on their heads." And that is exactly what Dan has done in his new book, in which each of twenty-six children is named for a child he has taught. The author of Things are Looking Up, Jack and Things are Looking Grimm, fill, Dan lives, writes and teac

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Alphabetter

Alphabetter

by Dan Bar-el
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Audiobook eBook
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Alphabetter Read-Along
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Alberto had an alligator, but he didn't have a bathing suit.

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Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill

Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill

edition:Paperback
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As Jill headed toward the door her mother suddenly called out, "You are going into the land of Grimm. It's not the same as our kingdom. Sometimes a sense of humour is the best weapon a person can carry."

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Things Are Looking Up, Jack

Things Are Looking Up, Jack

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"I don’t understand it,” Humpty Dumpty cried. “I was just sitting here on top of the wall as I usually do in the mornings, knitting egg cozies. The sun was shining. The birds were chirping and looking at me with their usual, curious expression. There wasn’t any wind. The earth didn’t shake. One second I’m up there and the next I’m down here. I don’t understand how this happened. I’ve never fallen before.”

“He was probably just following your example, Jack,” said Jill with a smirk.

King Jack decided to ignore his sister. “This is quite a coincidence. I, myself, have also just fallen down for no apparent reason,” said Jack.

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