Absolutely Not

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Mar 21, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Two friends will win your heart as their adventure amazes your eyes. Gloria is brave, but Frieda is absolutely not. Gloria wants to go for a walk but Frieda absolutely does not. Everything is scary from Frieda's point of view-the river looks suspiciously like a snake, and is that a moldy old log over there, or a ferocious dog? When Frieda cries wolf one too many times, Gloria stops listening to her. But what's that in the bushes? Are the two little friends in danger, or is it another figment of Frieda's imagination? Matthew McElligott's visual illusions will have you just as amazed as Frieda is about what's absolutely real and what's absolutely not. And Gloria and Frieda's friendship will win your hearts.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Watercolor, pencil, and digital techniques illustrate this gentle story about the nature of fear during two insects' late-summer stroll. Gloria proposes an outing, but Frieda is frightened of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

I met the author and illustrator of this book, he was as delightful as his story. Frieda is a very timid bug, prone to see danger in every shadow, Gloria is not. This is the story of their walk together, which is funny and telling as well. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country. He lives in New York.

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