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She entertains herself in a variety of ways--mostly by wryly observing those around her with wisdom, compassion, and slightly cynical humor that belie her years. She also sits on the dock and waits for her parents to get back, goes to the store and tells the grocer the cottage cheese has expired (not appreciated), and writes recipes that her mother taught her in a memo pad. About Caramel Apples, she writes: "Do not muck around with chocolate or nuts or anything else fancy that may tempt you. It will only gum up the works. Sometimes you get tempted to make something wonderful even better, but in doing so you lose what was so wonderful to begin with." Everything on a Waffle is ultimately a folksy, Garrison Keillor-style take on small-town life, spiced with sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant anecdotes about the quirks and adventures of individual townspeople as seen through Primrose's wise eyes. It's a quiet, but very funny book, infused with the hope of a girl who knows in her heart that there are things that science, and even the uppity Miss Honeycut, can't explain. We first were introduced to author Polly Horvath with her National Book Award finalist, The Trolls, which you absolutely have to read if you haven't already! (Ages 9 to 13) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Our fifth grader loved this book. She wrote a two page book report on it and loved retelling parts of the story to us. It was exciting to watch her WANT to finish a book.Published 15 days ago by kimjo81
Such an adorable book with a great lesson in the importance of hope. My 10 year old son just loved it as well. He flew right through it!Published 8 months ago by Carrie Stec
"Haven't you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?"
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Bought this book for one of my grandchildren. It was required reading, but it was a book that easy and fun so the book report wasn't a chore. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Napleslady
Don't let the quirky title of this book deter you from reading it. The story and characters are charming! Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by L. Newman
This was a Christmas gift for my granddaughter Claire. It was delivered right to her door and on time. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Gregory N. Taylor
I purchased this book for my 5th grader for required reading. She really enjoyed the book. The writer did a great job tailoring this story to the young audience to hold their... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Sherry Cox