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Tinker and Tom and the Star Baby

McPhail, David

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ISBN 10: 0316563498 / ISBN 13: 9780316563499
Published by Little Brown & Co (Juv)
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Boston and NY: Little Brown, 1998. 1st stated with full number line. Hardcover. 4to. Unpaginated. Color illustrations. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B30052-J-MCP

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Title: Tinker and Tom and the Star Baby

Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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When Tinker, a little boy, and Tom, his bear, see a star shoot across the sky and discover that it is a baby star looking for its mother, they decide to race to the rescue with their spaceship in the hopes of getting the little star back on track.

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PreSchool-Grade 2?A fantastical nighttime romp. Unable to sleep, Tinker, a mop-topped boy, and his bear friend, Tom, are staring listlessly out the window when a spaceship crash-lands in the yard. A star-headed baby pops out and immediately takes a shine to Tom. The friends take the spacecraft into the house for a closer look. The baby's hilarious antics reveal its extraterrestrial powers and give Tinker's dad and cat a night to remember. Meanwhile, the boy concocts rocket fuel out of orange juice, ketchup, honey, and other ingredients. Back in the yard, Tinker urges Tom to put the little pilot back in the cockpit so it can be on its way. The bear hesitates, but Tinker finally convinces him. With a push, the spaceship is off, and a beam of light assures the friends that the infant has found its mother. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations have a more casual appearance than the glowing, rich look of McPhail's Edward and the Pirates (Little, Brown, 1997), but the style fits the story's playful tone. Young children will recognize Tom as a stand-in for their own imaginary companions. Pair this with Martha Alexander's You're a Genius, Blackboard Bear (Candlewick, 1995), another dreamlike tale of a bear, a boy, and a moonlit spaceship.?Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA
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