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Chester is a young mouse with definite likes and dislikes. Then Lilly moves into the neighborhood. She intimidates Chester, until she terrorizes some bullies. Suddenly Lilly's ways don't seem so bad. Full-color illustrations.
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Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.comFrom AudioFile:
Chester and his best friend, Wilson, have their own ways of doing things, whether it be using bike hand signals, swallowing watermelon seeds, or dressing as a combo for Halloween. "Peas in a pod," note their parents. Look out, Wilson and Chester! There's a new neighbor, and Lily has her own way of doing things. Working out the intricacies of becoming a threesome captures the vagaries and resiliencies of young friendship. Laura Hamilton is an unobtrusive narrator who puts the listener's total focus on the story. She narrates at a pace to encourage thinking about her words and appreciating Henkes's detailed illustrations. Discreet sound effects add just the right background to the story. A.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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