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Max Lucado
You Are Special YOU ARE SPECIAL

Every day Wemmicks do the same thing--either stick gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones, those with smooth wood and fine paint, always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly, gray dots. Punchinello is one of these.

In this delightful children's tale, children will love hearing how Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--marks and all.

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Jonathan London
THE LION WHO HAD ASTHMA

"Sean is a lion roaring in the jungle...At suppertime, he's a GIANT munching trees.'' Each double spread shows a lively little boy at the left (the trees are broccoli) and the vibrant creature he imagines himself to be at the right. When Sean begins to cough, the lion looks doleful and mystified, "tired and a little bit frightened.'' But Sean's special treatment (medicine administered with a nebulizer, as a note for parents explains) sets him free by letting him breathe; now he's a jet pilot, who flies back to the jungle and becomes a lion again.

Ages 2-7

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