Isabelle & Isabella's Little Book of Rules

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It’s easier to follow rules if you make them yourself. This collection of kid-authored, kid-approved guidelines for living makes a great gift for the child inside of everyone.

Ten-year-old Isabelle and her eight-year-old cousin Isabella have a few tips for living life. Well, maybe more than a few. Begun as a guide for Isabelle’s younger sister, the girls’ list quickly grew, and soon more than 150 rules filled a secret notebook.

Some rules are simple: “Recycle.” “Eat whatever your mom makes for dinner and don’t complain.” Others are practical: “Go to sleep early if you have soccer practice in the morning.” Others are sweet: “Protect each other.” And others are downright hilarious: “Color on paper, not on people.” “Don’t bite the dentist.”

When Isabelle and Isabella lost their handwritten list of rules in a store, they feared it was gone forever. But after a clerk found their notebook and posted about it on Facebook, Isabelle and Isabella became overnight sensations—the staff of Good Morning America said, “Everyone here wants a copy of this. This is going to be a bestseller!” Because after all, who doesn’t need a little help navigating their way through life, at any age?
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About the author

When Isabelle Busath is not writing, she loves to be outdoors and wants to work with animals. She can usually be found drawing a picture or two of animals at least once a day. She thinks everyone should heed rule number ten: “Have fun at all times.”

When Isabella Thordsen is not writing, she can be found dancing, camping, fishing, or at the family ranch, playing with her goats or chasing cows and turkeys. She thinks everyone should heed rule number ten: “Have fun at all times.”

Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Oct 1, 2013
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9781442499812
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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