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Nothing ever happens to me. Never, ever. Ever, never. Nothing. Or does it? Jo Empson's debut picture book Rabbityness was published to universal acclaim in 2012. Never, Ever displays her inimitable sense of fun, her love of storytelling and surprise, and her delight in the magical world of the imagination....

Title : Never Ever
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ISBN : 9781846435515
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Never Ever Reviews

  • Kaethe
    2019-02-21 04:48

    I'm fond of a book in which the protagonist says "nothing ever happens to me" even as the illustrations make it clear that an awful lot does happen. I'll be looking for more by Empson.Library copy

  • Brittany Hart
    2019-02-01 05:07

    Nothing never ever ever ever ever happens to her. But is that true? Open this story and find out what "never ever never ever ever" interesting things happen.I enjoyed this read, however, if I over analyze it, it's just like people in today's world thinking that everything is so boring but they're just blind to the blessing around them.I would probably just use this in the classroom as a random read aloud.

  • Kelly Warren
    2019-02-14 05:08

    I loved the illustrations in this book and the surprise at the end. A very silly and entertaining read.

  • Erica
    2019-01-23 01:58

    Never ever have I read a book that says so much with the same words repeated over and over. Jo Empson does so much with so little. Just as most kids think that their lives aren't as exciting as the stories in books and in movies, this little red-haired feels nothing exciting happens to her. If she paid attention to all of the crazy things happening around her she would notice that her day is pretty exciting. Not many kids get to say they see pigs fly, sit on the head of a gorilla and are swallowed whole by an alligator. What appear to be crayon and watercolor make this book come alive with kid-like drawings that have much more to them than first meets the eye. I found myself having to go back to a page before when a new creature would appear almost out of nowhere. Upon further investigation, I would see where the creature really was in the previous spread. This could be a fun book to read to elementary school kids and have them draw their most exciting day, or how an ordinary day could be extraordinary if they really paid attention.

  • Chris Evans
    2019-02-12 00:57

    Never Ever by author Jo Empson is a early childhood picture book. It is a story about the child who nothing ever ever ever seams to happen to. If they would only look around they would see that the most spectacular things really are taking place. It teaches a good lesson that if we would just pay attention we could see so much more. I would use this as a circle time read. it is very interesting as rhyming books go, you keep wondering what is going to sneak up next. The illustrations are better than some of the other books I have read lately. I did not see that it had won any awards but as i usually have seen that seldom makes me like the book.

  • Jean-Marie
    2019-02-09 02:59

    After I read this I thought it would be a great book to inspire kids to create their own "Never Ever" book. Because the story is mostly told through its picture instead of its words, young children could draw what would never ever happen to them or the character that they create. UFOs, superheroes, dinosaurs...their imaginations could take them in all sorts of directions.

  • Kathy Ellen Davis
    2019-02-13 05:46

    I really LOVED the premise of this book.Never EVER does anything interesting happen to the main character, until, it does!The illustrations are almost magical.I think I wanted a little more story.I LOVE the fold out at the end though.And the illustrations are lively and look effortless.A fun read and kids would have a good time making up their own story to it too!

  • Rachel
    2019-02-07 05:51

    Charming watercolor illustrations accompany sparse text muttered (mostly) by a complaining child who blithely believes nothing ever happens to her. The utterly fantastic and imaginative characters that people her world will invite children in for one-on-one & larger storytime readings. Highly recommend.

  • Kim
    2019-02-08 02:46

    The Jo Empson uses repetition to show nothing never ever exciting happens and then uses total illustrations that this bored little girl should open her eyes and see what she's missing!The art wonderfully moves this story along.I support independent bookstores please use this link to find one near you or to purchase this book:

  • Becky
    2019-02-11 01:02

    Good book for imaginative reading. Not much vocabulary ("Nothing exciting ever happens to me. Never, ever." is the extent of it), but great opportunities for asking questions and imagining what's happening in the situations. Beautiful and whimsical illustrations, perfect for the fun tone of the book.

  • Traci Bold
    2019-01-22 23:49

    Excitement surrounds a feisty little girl who lets nothing affect her. It's all how you look at things and how you want to be affected by them.Sweet and funny illustrations go well with the simple story that says so much.Written and illustrated by Jo Empson. Published by Child's Play Intl.

  • Susan
    2019-01-24 23:53

    This one is a perfect read aloud for the preschool-kindergarten crowd. The illustrations carry most of the story and will bring giggles of delight as exciting events happen unbeknownst to the main character. Very fun!

  • Nancy
    2019-02-20 23:40

    Nothing exciting ever happens to her. Never ever. As she walks along, she doesn't notice the things around her. She just complains that nothing ever happens. Never ever, ever. What do you think? Never EVER???

  • Danielle Mccoy
    2019-01-28 04:01

    "my" kids enjoyed pointing out all the things that were happening that the girl didn't notice. Lots of giggles from them. More of interactive book then a read to book, which is good. It opens up their imagination. I found it boring to read as never ever were the majority of the words.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-10 23:43

    A little girl proclaims that nothing exciting ever happens to her, but the watercolor illustrations betray her and reveal that not only do pigs fly in her presence, but wooly mammoths double as bunk beds. This imaginative book would make a great read aloud for PreK-2.

  • Marissa Elera
    2019-02-02 01:57

    I am in love with Empson's debut picture book Rabbityness, and this book has some of the same whimsy, but there are bits at the end that might confuse the very young. Overall very funny and well done, though.

  • Library Quine
    2019-02-14 03:59

    According to the little girl in the story, nothing exciting EVER happens to her. However, the pictures tell us a different story. The watercolour illustrations are lovely, but to the younger listener, this book could be a little confusing.

  • Scottsdale Public Library
    2019-01-28 05:04

    Imaginatively shows how we miss exciting things always happening.-Monty K.Check it out!Scottsdale Public Library

  • The Library Lady
    2019-02-03 01:47

    Might have given this a 2, as it's slight but might appeal to older kids. But the last page foldout means this book's shelf life will be shortened, which makes my investment of library money in it even more depressing.

  • Melanie
    2019-02-17 00:05

    A little girl repeats that nothing ever happens to her as the illustrations show the exciting things that are happening to her. It would be a fun book to read with a kid and let them see the things that are going on around her.

  • Garren
    2019-01-23 04:02

    Baby's first dramatic irony. I liked the Berenstein version of this notion better.

  • Ruth
    2019-02-11 02:53

    A fun read for younger toddlers. Read & reviewed for The Bookbag

  • Hillary
    2019-02-09 04:40

    Good for a silly storytime

  • Lailatun Nadhirah
    2019-02-04 04:44

    Actually i don't know why i read children book last year..ahaha!!! but this book a quite cute and suitable for children who are still learn about English because its literature is easy to understand.

  • Elizabeth S
    2019-02-08 02:44

    Fun and silly. Would be useful for talking about seeing what you expect to see, about twisting reality to fit your expectations, about not noticing what may be blatantly obvious to others.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-02-19 08:03

    Not a lot of words...actually two are repeated many times (never ever) - but fun concept - kids would enjoy this as a read aloud

  • Gary
    2019-01-23 06:09

    The kids enjoyed this book a lot. I kept asking them as the book progressed -- "Is this exciting enough for you??"

  • Beverly
    2019-02-06 03:51

    A humorous story told almost entirely through the impressionistic watercolor illustrations, as a little girl wanders along, blissfully ignorant of the creatures following her.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-13 06:02

    Seems like it would be a fun lap read

  • Thia
    2019-02-02 08:04

    good for younger elementary