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Hines, Anna Grosnickle

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ISBN 10: 0395650100 / ISBN 13: 9780395650103
Published by NY: Clarion, 1994, 1994
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Illustrated by author. Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE Dustjacket. First Edition. 32 pages, boards. Picture book story about a little boy who doesn't want to be left by a parent. Contains the AUTHOR'S SIGNED BOOKPLATE. Bookseller Inventory # 03967

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Publisher: NY: Clarion, 1994

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Because Jamie doesn't want his parents to go to a party and leave him with a babysitter, he tries to delay their departure with a series of questions. Mama's loving answers make for a warm and reassuring story to allay bedtime fears.

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PreSchool-Grade 1-This story dramatizes a young boy's unhappiness when his parents prepare to leave him with a sitter. As his mother gets ready for a party, Jamie asks her to tuck him in. The wise woman agrees to stay with him for five more minutes. As the child goes through his bedtime rituals, he tests his mother's love. "Will you love me even if I spill my milk...on your special going-to-a-party dress...on purpose?" The mother's answers to his questions reflect her patience, love, and resolve to go out. When the five minutes are over, he asks for one more favor; he wants the sitter to read him a story. Everybody wins in this typical family struggle. Hines has modeled a problem-solving situation into an interesting, even humorous tale. Her illustrations-colored pencil over marker-depict a realistic but sparsely detailed setting. However, while the characters remain recognizable, their facial dimensions change from one picture to the next, which mars an otherwise attractive book.
Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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