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Chicken Soup for Little Souls Reader Best Night Out With Dad (Chicken Soup for the Soul) Paperback – February 1, 2005

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3?These three titles adapt longer stories of generosity and unexpected kindness for the picture-book set. In The Best Night Out, Danny is excited about going to the circus with his dad. However, when he meets a boy and his father waiting in line and it turns out they cannot afford the price of admission, Danny offers them his own tickets, and he and his father attend a basketball game instead. In Goodness Gorillas, Ms. King's students form a club to do good deeds, and all but the class bully, Todd, join the effort. When his dog is killed, the teacher encourages the children to reach out to him, resulting in the boy changing his ways and joining their club. In The Never-Forgotten Doll, Ellie learns that her 88-year-old favorite babysitter still feels sad about the loss of her prized china doll when she was a child. Ellie spends her savings on an antique doll and presents it to Miss Maggie for her birthday, leaving the elderly woman visibly touched. While the covers of these feel-good tales are rather ordinary, the realistic watercolor illustrations inside, particularly Dodson's, use strong colors in their full- and half-page paintings that complement the texts. The stories are readable, and the messages are clear, if a bit heavy-handed. They will be useful for adults who want to present strong moral values in a nonreligious manner. Although they may prove to a be a bit too sugarcoated for some, they are sure to provoke discussions about the need for kindness in our all-too-violent world.?Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Lisa McCourt has written over a dozen books for children. She operates her own book packaging company, Boingo Books. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Bert Dodson has illustrated more than sixty books for children. He has taught painting and illustration and written and illustrated Keys to Drawing, as well as the political comic strip "Nuke." His book with molecular biologist Mahlon Hoagland, The Way Life Works, won the American Medical Writers Book Award in 1996. He lives in Vermont
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HCI (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439693667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757302817
  • ASIN: 0757302815
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,396,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
On his way to the circus, Danny makes a new friend. The meeting leads up to an important decision. This tender story pulled at my heart strings as well. I'm sure it brought tears to my eyes the first time I read it.
Lively illustrations accompany the tender story. Definitely a must for any little boy or girl's bookshelf.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
Although I am a bit over the age this book was directed at, I still find this book really great. The illustrations are simply beautiful, and the story is simple but powerful.

It's about a boy who goes to his annual trip to the circus with his Dad. He meets a new friend who has never gone to the circus before. When his friend meets a problem, the boy has to help him out.

It's really an example of what we all should be like.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I get teary every time I read this with my children. It is a wonderful story and teaches a great lesson in sharing and giving something love so that someone else can experience that joy -- and how wonderful you feel for having given it away.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This set of books wonderfully illustrates the values of putting others ahead of yourself and the joy that can come from making others happy. The illustrations are engaging to children and the stories hold their attention. I have used these three books with children from three years to twelve years of age in a childcare setting and was very pleased with the way they held the children's attention and at the discussion generated during and after the story.
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By Rosie on March 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
God knows all our wishes but grants they in unexpected ways. Friendship is more important than "things". My daughter and I enjoyed this book tremendously!
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