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book image The Little Woman Wanted Noise
Little Woman Wanted Noise
Val Teal
Teal
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A lost classic about finding peace in the loudest of worlds, from the illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Contributors: Robert Lawson

book image Now Open the Box
Now Open the Box
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Of course everyone in the circus loves Peewee the dog—he is cute and so tiny! But what happens when little Peewee stops being so little? Dorothy Kunhardt, author of Pat the Bunny, addresses children's fears with wonderfully reassuring directness even while making magic out of the simplest things.

book image Junket Is Nice
Junket is Nice
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Pat the Bunny author Dorothy Kunhardt’s first book is as simple and lovable as the ones for which she is most famous. No one can guess what the old man eating his bowl of junket (a kind of custard) can possibly be thinking. The speculation becomes increasingly absurd until a little boy bicycles up and gets it right on his first try.

book image Hickory
Hickory
Palmer Brown
Brown
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When Hickory moves from the grandfather clock where he lives with the rest of his mouse family to the open country, he discovers friendship, the changing seasons and the sometimes joyous, sometimes melancholy, cycle of life. Hickory is not only a lovely tale, it is a field guide to the common plants and flowers of spring, summer, and autumn.

book image He Was There From the Day We Moved In
He Was There From the Day We Moved In
Rhoda Levine
Levine
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Does the dog want dinner? a lollipop? a stray cat? conversation? No, what the dog wants is—a name! But you can’t just choose any name for a grown-up dog. No, it has to be the right name.
Contributors: Edward Gorey

book image Cheerful
Cheerful
Palmer Brown
Brown
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Cheerful is a city mouse who spends his days frolicking in the church where he lives with his siblings, but he longs for the country, where mice run free. Palmer Brown's filigreed drawings turn this story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as the sugar-spun Easter egg that conveys Cheerful to his pastoral home.

book image Wolf Story
Wolf Story
William McCleery
McCleery
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The Wolf Story is one that never ends—if 5-year-old Michael has his way. This persistent child has an insatiable desire to hear stories about Waldo the wolf and his nemesis Rainbow the hen, and it's lucky for us that he is so persuasive. Illustrated with stunning pen-and-ink drawings by legendary designer and artist Warren Chappell.
Contributors: Warren Chappell

book image Something for Christmas
Something for Christmas
Palmer Brown
brown
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Sweet, charming, and as magical as a wrapped gift. This is the story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person. Nothing seemed just right. Then the little mouse realized that the very best present of all was already at hand.

book image Supposing...
Supposing
Alastair Reid
Reid
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The author of Ounce Dice Trice brings his love of wordplay and delight in the unfettered imagination to this collaboration with a groundbreaking designer and illustrator. Supposing will take you places you never dared imagine.
Contributors: Bob Gill

book image Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Marjorie Winslow
Winslow
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Sure to be the only imaginary cookbook you'll ever need, whether you're entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or whiling away the afternoon. “When I was about five years old, Granny gave me my first cookbook—Mud Pies and Other Recipes. Even though it was a pretend cookbook, it somehow persuaded me that real cooking must be fun.” —Sara Moulton
Contributors: Erik Blegvad

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