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A heartwarming story about a little girl who learns an important environmental lesson. When Sally pulls a limpet off a rock at the beach, it sticks to her finger - and nothing she or her family or her friends do can unstick it. Sally's teacher says that limpets live on the same rock for twenty years. So will Sally ever get the limpet off her finger?
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Simon James is the author and illustrator of a number of bestselling picture books, including My Friend Whale; Dear Greenpeace; The Wild Woods; The Birdwatchers; Leon and Bob which was a Smarties Book Prize Silver Medal Winner; and three stories about naughty young Jake: Jake and the Babysitter, Jake and his Cousin Sidney, and The Day Jake Vacuumed. Simon has also compiled and illustrated a collection of small poems, Days Like This. Simon says of his work, "I like to capture a large world and at the same time give the reader the sense of being drawn in to an intimate moment or place."From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-- A simple environmental tale. Sally is playing at the beach when she finds a brightly colored shell. As she pries it off a rock, the limpet suctions itself to her finger and won't let go. Sally's father, brother, teacher, classmates, and even the doctor try to remove it, but none are successful. Finally, in a fit of frustration, Sally runs back to the beach and jumps into the water. Back in familiar surroundings, the shell detaches itself from Sally's finger. She remembers learning that limpets spend their lives in one spot, so she carefully returns it to its original place. The subtle live-and-let-live lesson is strengthened by James's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor washes. Reminiscent of Quentin Blake's work, they add charm and humor and bring the story to life. The length of text, format, and vocabulary are accessible to beginning readers and make a suitable classroom read-aloud. --Laura Culberg, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center
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