I am eternally grateful... for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
-- Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - ), Timequake, 1997

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Beginning readersYoung readers
7 stars


AR: 2.4
Lexile: 370
Written and illustrated by
Kevin Henkes
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Funny Fiction

Caldecott Honor Award

Have you ever had a special toy or stuffed animal you would always have around? Owen is a little kid who can't let go of his special blanket. When the neighbor comments that he is too old to have a "blanky," Owen's world is shaken up. Find out how he and his parents handle the "problem."

This is a cute and funny story that is easy to read. It's perfect for kids who are learning to deal with change. Even if you're not changing, read this book.

(Last modified:08/19/2006)


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