I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
-- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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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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