Pardon Me!

with audio recording

Illustrated by Daniel Miyares
LIST PRICE £7.99

About The Book

A little bird just wants some peace and quiet—but he’s about to get a whole lot more than he bargained for in this clever picture book debut, in the tradition of Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back.

It’s a beautiful, sunny day in the swamp when a little yellow bird settles down on a rock—only to be interrupted as first a heron, then a frog, then a turtle ask to sit on the rock with him. As each animal says “pardon me,” the little bird’s replies get grumpier:

“I suppose I can’t stop you.”
“It’s already crowded, don’t you think?”
“Sure, the entire swamp’s here already. Why shouldn’t you be, too?”

When a fox comes by, the bird finally loses his cool. But it just so happens that fox showed up for a reason, and the little bird’s outburst leads to a surprise ending you’ll want to read again and again.

About The Author

Photograph © Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do, and Pardon Me! is his first adventure as an author/illustrator. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do, and Pardon Me! is his first adventure as an author/illustrator. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 17, 2014)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442489981
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD410L

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Raves and Reviews

"A fabulous choice for storytime; pair it with Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back (Candlewick, 2011) for surefire laughs and cries to 'read it again, please.'"

– School Library Journal

"Miyares, in his first outing as both author and artist, follows in the footsteps of Jon Klassen . . . A winning, mischievous read-aloud."

– Publishers Weekly

"sumptuously illustrated"

– The Wall Street Journal

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas State Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • MSTA Reading Circle List
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List

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