Chicken Soup for the Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

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As an original hardcover, each of these books sold over 150,000 copies. Due to frequent requests, HCI is now re-releasing the stories in one paperback, complete with a Chicken Soup for the Soul look and size. Each offers a lesson on how to make the world a better place. These inspirational stories are sure to put smiles on the faces of children everywhere. In "The Goodness Gorillas," the friends of the Goodness Gorilla Club have lots of great plans! But what will they do about Todd, the meanest kid in the class? In "The Best Night Out with Dad," Danny has a new friend, and an important decision to make. Will he get to see the circus after all? In "The Never-Forgotten Doll," Ellie want s to give a special gift to Miss Maggie, the best babysitter in the world. But everything is going wrong! How will she show Miss Maggie how much she loves her?

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Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling coauthors of the thirty-one books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.

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“Good thing we got here early!” Danny said to his father. The line to buy tickets was long. It stretched all the way around the big tent.

Danny felt the thrill of the circus all around him.

“Have you seen it?” asked a boy behind Danny in the line.

The boy pointed to Danny’s sweatshirt. Danny’s dad had bought it for him the last time they went to the circus. It was his favorite sweatshirt. It had a big picture of Thor, the famous circus tiger, on it.

“A bunch of times,” said Danny. “Haven’t you?”

The boy reached for his dad’s hand. He looked down. He shook his head no.

Right away, Danny was sorry he’d said it like that. The boy’s clothes were kind of old looking. There was a hole in one of the elbows of his sweatshirt. His sneakers were almost worn through. Maybe this is the first time his family had enough money for the circus, Danny thought.

“What’s your name?” Danny asked him.

“Vincent,” said the boy, smiling again.

“Oh, boy, Vincent. Get ready for the best night of your life!” said Danny.

Vincent hopped up and down.

“How about if I tell you a thing or two about the circus? Then you will know what to expect,” said Danny in a big-brother kind of way.

The smile on Vincent’s face got even bigger.

“Tell me,” said Vincent. “Tell me everything!”

“Okay,” said Danny. “The circus has every cool thing you can think of. First you smell the popcorn. Then the big band starts to play. The ringmaster comes out in his shiny red coat and top hat. In a loud voice he says, ‘Welcome, ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages...’”

©2005. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for Little Souls Reader: The Best Night Out With Dad Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Story by Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Bert Dodson. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

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