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Pookins Gets Her Way Paperback – April 30, 1990


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (April 30, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039553965X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395539651
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,447,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1 Pookins, used to getting her own way through yelling, throwing apples, and making faces, meets a gnome who grants her three wishes. But her wish to become a flower backfires when she finds it to be a dreary existence, so Pookins trades her bad habits for freedom. The story borders on being too cute, starting with the name ``Pookins,'' and the plot is not original. The cartoon-like pictures also suffer from cuteness, with fat little people and lots of pinks and yellows. But humor manages to redeem the book. Preschoolers will enjoy Pookins' naughtiness, including whizzing through the living room on roller skates, and her humorous facial expressions as she realizes her wish is a mistake. Although not as funny as Lester's The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken (Houghton, 1983), this will serve well as additional storytime material. Kathleen Odean, formerly at San Rafael Public Library, Calif.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"It's extremely satisfying to see this rotten kid get her comeuppance. Munsinger's pictures are full of mischief." Publishers Weekly

More About the Author

Helen Lester has published The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983, in collabroation with Lynn Munsinger. They have also worked together on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in Pawling, New York.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1998
Format: Paperback
After reading Pookins for the First time, we were convinced that Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger knew our daughter, Lucy. This is a delightful story about a precocious little girl, similar to our friend, Eloise. This story can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, many of whom will undoubtedly recognize the heroine as their own child.
I wonder if Pookins and Tacky are cousins?
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this book was useful in getting a temper tantrum throwing 4 year old to see a different perspective. Worth every cent.
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By aacpc on August 11, 2009
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I love this book and the seller offered it for a reasonable price. It arrived in the time stated in great condition. Thanks much!
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By Annie Reads Alot on May 20, 2008
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I read this book to my daughter as a precocious little girl. She loved it! She made me promise that when she was grown that I would give her the book. So when she had her own son I bought her a copy of her own. The illustrations are wonderful!
It helps a little child think about whether or not getting their own way is always what they really want.
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By jmom on July 6, 2007
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This book came quickly and as described. I was excited to get it as it is out of print and was a favorite with my daughter when she was little.
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