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Help A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller – Save 32% Today!

Help A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller

Why Buy A Help A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller?

Mouse, Hedgehog, Rabbit, Squirrel, and Snake are friends. But one day Mouse hears from Skunk (who heard it from Fox) that snakes are dangerous, especially to mice.

Oh, dear!

Can friendship survive gossip? Should friends stick together, no matter what? And what do friends do when a friend is in trouble? Or when a friend has hurt feelings?

Do you know the answers? Mouse and Snake need your help!

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  • ISBN13: 9780061239137
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Over 5 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

Can friendships survive gossip?
Holly Keller’s HELP: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP tells of Mouse and his very different friends who get along well – until Mouse hears from a mutual friend that his snake friend may be dangerous. Can friendships survive gossip? When Mouse is indeed endangered, danger – and rescue – come from unexpected places in this gentle story.

Books for early readers
One five year old twin granddaughter had selected Help!: A Story of Friendship to give to her school library on her birthday. But on that morning she changed her mind and decided to give the school a different choice. It’s a cute story with a wonderful message that rings truer to me than ones from Dora or Hannah Montana. It would no doubt be a good addition to the Obamas library. Who knows, maybe it would be a book that Sarah Palin wanted banned. The list of banned books posted on our library’s door right now includes all the Harry Potter series, which got so so many young people turned onto reading, and a slew of other well written jewels. Hope Holly Keller will keep writing*****

A read-aloud favorite!
My sister gave this book to my four-year-old daughter last year, and it has quickly become one of our favorites. It’s sweet, simple, and endearing, and has a wonderful message. Plus, there is a lot of dialog between the animal characters, which invites the reader to use silly voices, and makes it a fun read-aloud. My daughter shared it with her preschool class one day, and the teacher said it’s become a class favorite as well.

Help! book
This book is age appropriate, eye catching, and has a wonderful moral! As a teacher, I would say this is a must-buy!

kids loved it!
I’m a second grade teacher and luckily I found this book to talk about trust, gossiping and friendship with my children. amazing effect! They even wanted to create a role play based on the book!! We have analyzed it and take it to our personal situations. Great choice. Kids read it once and again. Five stars!!!

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Moonpowder by John Rocco – Save 25% Today!

Moonpowder by John Rocco

Why Buy A Moonpowder by John Rocco?

Young Eli Trebuckle is the fixer of all things fixable. He fixes the vacuum cleaner, the fan, and even the radio, hoping to catch some news of his father who is away at war. But theres one thing that Eli simply cant fix-his bad dreams. Its the same one over and over again: a mountain of junk, a prize just beyond his reach, and a fall.

One night as Eli stays up late to work on his most recent invention and escape another nightmare, a mysterious, luminous, and somewhat bumbling man by the name of Mr. Moon appears at his window. He knows just what the matter with Eli is and promises to help him, if he can fix one more thing.

And so Eli Trebuckle makes the journey to the broken Moonpowder factory. If he can get it up and running, he can ensure that the whole world will have sweet dreams! But can Eli face his greatest fears and meet the biggest challenge of his lifetime? With inspiring courage, determination, and a little faith, Eli proves that, happily, the answer is yes.

Over 5 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

A moonpowder factor is on the blink, creating havoc in a magical kingdom
Kids ages 4 and older will find thrilling the large colorful drawings and zany concepts in MOONPOWDER, which tells of how a moonpowder factor is on the blink, creating havoc in a magical kingdom. Only one Eli, fixer of all things, can stop his nightmares and fix the Moonpowder factory before all others are prevented from a good night’s sleep. A gentle story of nightmares and recovery rests within the body of a fine fantasy.

Beautiful Children’s Book For Nightime
This is a great bedtime book, being about finding a way for a boy to get his dreams back with the help of Mr. Moon. Beautifully illustrated. This is one of my favorites to read to my toddler.

Great picture book
A young boy loves to tinker, invent, and fix things. Unfortunately, for the past couple of months he has been having a nightmare. The main story is a fantastic adventure, but on the last page, you see the true reason for the nightmares. The pictures are amazing and creative.

Moonpowder Trailer
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/RLOGAAJF4F2SI This is a little book trailer that I put together to give you all a little taste of what’s inside this book. I hope you enjoy it.

Wonderful illustrator
John Rocco’s illustrations are unique. I loved “Wolf! Wolf!” and looked forward eagerly to this new book. Although he has taken a different artistic approach, the illustrations in “Moon Powder” are just as wonderful. While I am an adult collector, I believe children would also love Rocco’s unique style. Adults will appreciate the visual references to W.W. II, but kids don’t need to recognize those references to enjoy young Eli’s amazing adventure. The messages about childhood insecurities and determination are layered beneath a great modern tale for kids, with illustrations that just might make them ignore video images and exercise their own imaginations for awhile.

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Where To Buy A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle At The Lowest Price?

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Why Buy A A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle?
Time to move, said Hermit Crab one day. Ive grown too big for this little shell. Much-loved master of cut-paper collage Eric Carle created A House for Hermit Crab to comfort any little ones (okay, and adults, too) who dread change–whether the new shell is a new home, a new school, or a new experience. In this soothing, upbeat story, Hermit Crab casts his eyestalks on a newer, bigger shell, but it seems plain and unwelcoming at first. When he meets some beautiful, swaying sea anemones, he asks if one of them will come to adorn the outside of his shell. In time a colorful sea star, some coral, an industrious sea snail, a fortress-protecting sea urchin, and an illuminating lantern fish all join forces with him, making his house a home. Much to his dismay, just when his dwelling and new family fit him to a T, he finds hes physically outgrown his shell yet again. Instead of bemoaning his fate, he eagerly spots a newer, bigger shell–to him a fresh, blank artists canvas–and relishes the thought of all the undersea home-improvement possibilities: sponges, barnacles, clown fish, and more! Kids will love Carles rich, affectionate portrayal of Hermit Crabs ocean odyssey, and the gentle story may help them see that giving up the old for the new is not a loss, but an opportunity. (Ages 4 to 8)Karin Snelson

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  • Condition: NEW
  • ISBN13: 9780689848940
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Over 22 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

Kids Get What You Give
This is a traditional read for the end of the year in my preschool class of 5s. The tradition was started by the previous teacher and many parents this year have had kids in previous classes and mentioned how much they wanted to hear it again. The first year I read it I was concerned it was too long and of course the kids picked up on it. This year was my most successful reading. We had just ended a unit on the ocean and it’s creatures so the junior scientists in the group loved it. I read it slowly – giving kids lots of time to view the wonderful illustrations – and with feeling. One of my students said at the end that it was a kind of short book, meaning the time went by quickly. You get out of this what you put into it. It is super for those setting off for a new adventure – i.e. kindergarten.

Eric Carle fan!
My goal is to acquire every Eric Carle book for my son! We love the Hermit Crab story!

adventure time!!!
love this book, love the story line love the colors. board book is durable even after multiple chewing on the corners and drops and bends, it still holds true and is not ruined yet. My 7 month old can never sit still long enough to get through the Whole story, but that makes the book even more exciting to always be opening up to a page he never seen before. Words are small, but written well and the hermit crab is very polite and gentle! i recommend it for parents who like to read out loud, or for first time readers. (or second)

A great recyler!
In the spring my niece bought a hermit crab for her three children (no pets allowed where they live). With it she bought a larger shell for the future. It is hand painted in red, white, and blue. Since then the hermit crab moved out of his original house into his patriotic one. She also bought this book to go with the actual living, breathing hermit crab.

“A House for Hermit Crab” is another in the line of books by Eric Carle, featuring bright colors, imaginative design, repetitive patterns, and educational stories that so appeal to children.

Let’s count the ways that this book is highly recommended:

1. Bold, vivid colors

2. Twelve calendar months to suggest time and life patterns that correspond with the passing of time

3. Life cycle of hermit crabs: I didn’t know anything about them until my niece bought one and this book. I certainly didn’t know they had to find their own houses!

4. Unspoken support for recycling! How many times is a hermit’s crab house re-used after the snail stops its use and crabs take over?

5. The concept of continuous change and having a positive attitude toward change.

6. Taking the simple and making it your own, through decoration in this case.

7. Carle’s explanation of hermit crabs on the title page and a glossary in the back for the various creatures the crab meets on his year-long journey.

My goodness, this book is awesome! My heart swells for the life of a simple hermit crab. This book celebrates him!

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Where To Buy The Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray At The Lowest Price?

The Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray

Why Buy A The Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray?
After hearing some men call his father and him hillbillies on his first trip into the nearby town of Hudson, a young boy is not so sure he still wants to become a basket maker.

Over 2 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

The end of the collection
This beautiful book was the last one Barbara Cooney illustrated before her death in March of 2000. The story and pictures are great. A must-have for Cooney fans.

A gentle, entertaining story for young readers.
A young boy growing up admires his father’s basket-making skills and anticipates the time when he’ll be allowed to go to town to help sell them – but when the time arises, he’s taunted for being a country boy. Should he be a basket maker? Barbara Cooney’s illustrations enhance this gentle story.

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Acorn The Last Detective Complete Collection starring Peter Davison Sean Hughes – Save 10% Today!

The Last Detective Complete Collection starring Peter Davison Sean Hughes

Why Buy A The Last Detective Complete Collection starring Peter Davison Sean Hughes?

Britain’s bumbling and beloved detective

Detective Constable Dangerous Davies always gets the cases no one else wants–and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans. Collected here are all 17 episodes from the hit British mystery series starring Peter Davison (Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), who plays the beleaguered Davies with a pitch-perfect mix of self-effacement and irritation at the endless slights from crooks and fellow cops alike (The Baltimore Sun).

Mocked by colleagues at his small London police station and estranged from his wife, he actually listens to advice from his kooky chum Mod (Sean Hughes, The Commitments). Still, Dangerous manages to make connections that the slicker cops miss and shows that underdogs do have their day.

BONUS PROGRAM: Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective, the 1981 movie starring Bernard Cribbins that tells the same story as series pilot.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: an interview with Peter Davison, Leslie Thomas bio and booklist, photo galleries, and cast filmographies.

Over 8 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

Great action and funny
I liked this series of detective stories alot. It was unique and very fun to watch. I liked the characters alot and the stories.

Spectacular Mysteries, Great Acting, and Some Superb Comic Moments
The LAST DETECTIVE series is best watched in proper order, as there is a gentle story arc to follow. It won’t kill the stories for you if you watch them randomly, but in order is best. This series, amazingly, has never aired in the USA. That is our loss! With wit and terrific mysteries, the writers put together 17 episodes about “Dangerous Davies,” a milque toast detective whose nickname makes him the butt of yet another joke from his cronies. And yet, Davis is a terrific detective, a truly inquisitive man whose gentle demeanor and insatiable need to make every piece fit have molded him into an unlikely sleuth and yet a brilliant one. Davies’ bumbling, perennially unemployed best friend, Mod, and his on-again, off-again sometimes-wife often contribute to the wit and comedy of this non-violent police procedural (which actually turns police procedurals on their head). The mysteries are gripping in that they are engaging rather than violent or suspenseful. You end up intrigued, and it is a joy to watch Davies pick up on tiny details and work them out. Throughout the series, he does earn the grudging respect of at least some of his colleagues, and overall it is a very rewarding series to watch. The end bit of each story, in which he and Mod reflect on things, is always priceless!

The Last Detective
My husband and I are great fans of Midsomer Murders but we have now seen all of them so we decided to try another series and this one is just as good. I recommend it if you are looking for a good murder series.

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