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When eight-year-old Alula-Belle Button-top Paintbrush Puccini Softshoe Magrew shows up in the middle of Main Street in the town of KneeBend-on-Limber surrounded by millions of butterflies she changes the lives of everyone she meets.
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Grade 1-3-One day a little girl named Alula-Belle Button-Top Paintbrush Softshoe Poocheeni Magrew literally blows into the town of KneeBend-on-Limber. She is a combination of Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstocking, with energy like the wind. She is on a mission, sent by her butterfly mother, to cheer up the grouchy townspeople. The beginning of the book shows promise in providing readers with a resilient character bent on turning the negative into the positive. However, as the various episodes progress, the character becomes overdone, her jargon too bouncy and complicated for the intended audience, and her world too "peachy keen." The pen-and-ink drawings look amateurish at best and do nothing to enhance the story. Skip this one.?Cheryl Cufari, N. A. Walbran Elementary School, Oriskany, NY
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Book Description Bethany House Pub, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M155661649X
Book Description Bethany House Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX155661649X
Book Description Bethany House Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11155661649X
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-155661649X
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-155661649x