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Mr. King's Things Hardcover – August 1, 2012

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Mr. King
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554537002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554537006
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Busy, cheery mixed-media illustrations in blues, greens and yellows ..." --Kirkus Reviews

"... a lighthearted take on the 'reuse' component of reduce, reuse, and recycle." --Publishers Weekly

"Côté's bright and colorful mixed-media illustrations are charming and humorous, and the simple text will appeal to young readers. With a clear message to reuse and recycle ..." --School Library Journal

About the Author

Geneviève C?té is a Montreal artist whose illustrations have graced the pages of publications such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her books have received three nominations for the Governor General's Award for Illustration, one of which went on to win, and she has also won the the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.

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Let's talk recycling. Another lesson for Mr. King (of Mr. King's Castle) who likes NEW things, LOTS of new things. As soon as anything gets old, he tosses the old thing into the pond. In goes a teapot, a tuba, a chair. Splash goes the wheelbarrow, and this and this and lots of that. When Mr. King isn't buying NEW things (or tossing away the old) the pond is a peaceful place for fishing. But .... Mr. King is almost rocked out of his boat by a sudden tug...

...Up comes the scariest-looking thing Mr. King has EVER seen!

"HELP! A MONSTER!" cries Mr. King. Though he doesn't know it yet, it's a jumble of all the things he's ever thrown away. A colossal CLUMP! Oh! What a catch! And a catch for his furry friends, as well.

"Look!" says Skit. "We found a table, a teapot, six chairs, a tuba..."

"...and we saved some nice things for you!" says Skat.

Well! Mr. King is most embarrassed. He eyes his old things in a whole NEW light. He has ideas to make NEW things out of the old. And everyone is happy, as am I.

A fresh and cheerful book with a worthwhile message, and a good one to recommend.
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