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Synopsis: Hot Dog, a long dog, and Slinky, a thin snake, are hopeful, but the Asparagus Stalks Rock Band just doesn't fit inside. Lonely Mr. Skinner will have to look again. There must be someone who can share his skinny house!
Comic arrivals and hasty departures abound. The potential housemates - and their predicaments - are pictured in colorful line drawings by cartoonist Mort Gerberg. His scenes add to the fun of Ann McGovern's lively story as likable characters, humorous events, and a wonderfully fitting romance fill the pages.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.: Mr. Skinner was a skinny man and he moved to a narrow house at 1-1/2 Bedford Street.
It was the narrowest house in the city.
"Even my shadow fits in this house," Mr. Skinner thought. "I like it here."
Everything Mr. Skinner did was just right for a skinny house. He hung up skinny narrow pictures, using skinny nails.
He cooked narrow strands of spaghetti in a narrow pot.
In the evening he sat by the fire and played sweet melodies on a long skinny oboe. He watched the skinny logs burn with a thin flame.
In the wintertime, when snow fell on the city, he made skinny snowman standing sideways in his little garden.
Mr. Skinner loved the city and he loved his little house. But after a while he grew sad, for he was lonely.
When he ate spaghetti, he ate alone. When he played the oboe, no one listened. When he lit the fire, it warmed only him.
And when he made a funny snowman in the garden, no one laughed.
So Mr. Skinner went to the pet shop and bought two pets: Hot Dog, a long dog, and Slinky, a thin snake.
Mr. Skinner's pets made him feel happier, but he was still lonely. "What I need are people,:" said Mr. Skinner.
Title: Mr. Skinner's Skinny House
Publisher: Four Winds Press
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Collier Macmillan Ltd. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0590076205I3N00
Book Description Four Winds Press, U.S.A., 1980. As Noted in Description. Book Condition: As Defined in Description. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Mort Gerberg (illustrator). 1st prtg. 4to, unpagunated. EX-LIBRARY with usual markings, etc, dj flaps fastened to lids, back free ep is missing, front hinge split. Text and illustrations are bright and clear but binding is poor. Bookseller Inventory # 0171226
Book Description Four Winds Press. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2781729149
Book Description Four Winds Press. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2794684271
Book Description Four Winds Press, 1980. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0590076205