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Impossible

by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado

tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, parents
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publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

A funny story about a seemingly impossible child and his desperate parents, who enlist the help of a specialist with unexpected results …

Toribio is two years old and his parents love him very much, but some days, taking care of him feels like an impossible task. He won’t sleep, makes a fuss when eating, splashes his bath water everywhere, and refuses to use his potty. At the end of the day, Toribio’s parents are exhausted. So when they see an ad for a specialist who can solve any type of problem, his desperate parents make an appointment right away. Mrs. Meridien’s methods deliver overnight results, but her solution isn’t quite what they had in mind …

Impossible is a funny story with a surprise ending that will delight young children and exhausted parents alike.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

About the Authors

Isol is an Argentine author and illustrator of children’s books with a passion for comic book artistry, literature and the visual arts. She has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature, has twice been selected as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Isol has also written and illustrated The Menino; Petit, the Monster; Beautiful Griselda and Nocturne. To date, her books have been published in over twenty countries and in seventeen languages. Isol lives in Buenos Aires.

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Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY's Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Reviews

A fun take on the terrible 2s, if a bit twisted.

— Kirkus Reviews

Punchy spreads by Isol (Daytime Visions) combine splashes of wash and loose figure outlines that don’t quite align, contributing to the sense of household chaos.

— Publishers Weekly