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Coville, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0816742332 / ISBN 13: 9780816742332
Published by Troll Communications, 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0816742332 Signed on title page by Bruce Coville. Dust jacket shows some very light edgewear, is otherwise clean and bright. The boards are clean and straight, with light bumping to the corners and the top and bottom of spine. The spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firmly attached to the spine, and free of markings. An attractive copy. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in tall. Year: 1997. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-077340

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Title: Lapsnatcher

Publisher: Troll Communications

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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After he talks with an adult who was once a lapsnatcher, Jacob begins to feel differently about his new baby sister

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K. Jacob finds that being a brother is not all it's cracked up to be?especially when the new baby is a lapsnatcher. So what's a big brother to do? Mail his sister to Alaska? Put her out with the garbage? Send her back to the diaper service? Fortunately, this boy is as reasonable as he is inventive. With some kindly advice from the mailman, the garbage man, and the diaper lady (and a little lap time with his mom), he gets some perspective on babyhood?his own as well as his sister's?and concludes, "I guess maybe we can keep that lapsnatcher." Moss's pen-and-watercolor drawings echo the warmth and affection of the narrative. However, Jane Cutler's Darcy and Gran Don't Like Babies (Scholastic, 1993) makes the same point with considerably more flair. By comparison, Coville's effort seems bland and predictable. The introduction of a new sibling is a common situation, and there is room for many an approach; but whereas Darcy is likely to be clamored for again and again, The Lapsnatcher is more apt to be read and enjoyed once, and then forgotten.?Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY
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