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TOO Many TOYS by David Shannon TOO Many TOYS

Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box! Great fun. (Ages 4-8) (2008)

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ALICE THE FAIRY ALICE THE FAIRY

Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, to transform her dad into a horse, and to turn his cookies into her own! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. Here's an endearing, funny story about a girl and her magical imagination, sure to delight every fairy in training!

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Highly Recommended
Ages 4 - 8
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A BAD CASE OF STRIPES

This is probably how ill we look inside when we do not allow ourselves to just be ourselves. That is exactly what the disease of STRIPES is all about.

Camilla Cream wants to fit in so badly that she denies herself one thing that she really craves......lima beans! She breaks in a bad case of stripes. The doctors cannot find anything wrong with her and she has to go to school with stripes. Now she really doesn't fit in and the children begin to tease her wildly. She tries harder to conform and her classmates realize that she can become anything they want her to be just by yelling out to her [such as polka dots and the American flag]

Her parents desperate, call in all kinds of specialists, herbalists, psychics, a guru and even a vegetarian. Carmilla has them stumped! Whatever they recommend for a cure, she becomes. An Environmental Therapist claims that she can cure Camilla and tells her "Close your eyes", "Breathe deeply, and become one with the room." With that, Camilla melts into the room. (Spectacular artwork)

It takes the wisdom of an old woman with a handful of lima beans to cure Camilla.

"I'm cured !" Camilla shouted.

"Yes," said the old woman. "I knew the real you was in there somewhere."

The moral of the story: don't deny the person that you are !

The artwork will astound and although it pokes fun at conformity, it really drives the story home.

Duck on a Bike DUCK ON A BIKE

When Duck gets the idea to ride a bike, everyone in the barnyard has something to say about it. BUT what are they really thinking?

ORDER: Hardcover (2002)

David Gets in Trouble DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE

David doesn't mean to get in trouble but he does have accidents. And, of course, they're not his fault. He's got every excuse in the book (and he might just sound like your child!).

David does fess up and apologize and is reassured of his mother's love.

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DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL

You won't make excuses for David's behavior as you read this to your child; however, you will secretly grin because we all know kids are kids...some are just more rambunctious.

David is disciplined for his inappropriate behavior and performs his punishment beautifully for which he receives a gold star and a "Good job, David!"

ORDER: Hardcover (1999)

No David! NO DAVID!

Every child and parent will relate to this autobiographical "delight" (just take a look at the cover)

ORDER: Hardcover (1998)