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A Pickle for a Nickel (A Golden Read-it-Yourself Book) Hardcover – 1961

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Press; First Edition edition (1961)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007E1LAC
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,202,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Madsen on January 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is such a beloved children's book. It was the first book I learned to read and I would love to have it for my children. I know many other people who feel similarly about this little book. Please, please bring it back into print. It is wonderful.
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Format: Hardcover
I have loved this book since I was 6. At the time I thought it was the funniest book in creation. I still think it's a hoot.

There's this reclusive man who lives in a small house on a hill. (In retrospect, the man sounds like he probably has Asperger's Syndrome, the spectrum partner to autism). He cannot stand loud noises and he likes his routine, thank you very much.

His doorbell does not go DING DONG, DING DONG, DING DONG, but "ping."

His car does not go CHUGGA LUGGA CHUGGA LUGGA, CHUGGA LUGGA, but "purr."

His alarm clock does not go "RING A LINGA, RING A LINGA, RING A LINGA," but "ding."

He has this parrot that he keeps in a covered cage until he comes home from work. One day two kids, a brother and sister sneak in and teach the bird to talk. They teach him to sing, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pickle for a nickel." The man has no idea who taught his nonverbal bird to talk, but when he finds out...laughs are abound.

To this day I laugh my head off at the sounds in this book, such as the soft sounds substituted for the loud ones and the funny spoof of "Jack and Jill." This is a classic that will bring smiles to all ages.
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By A Customer on May 2, 2000
Format: School & Library Binding
Pickle for a Nickle is a really cute book. The speach therapist that my daughter went to used this book to help my daughter pronounce sounds she was having difficulty with. This book shows the true nature of a little boy and how curious he can be. It also shows how solutions can be worked out to our problems. My daughter and her sibbling really enjoy reading this book over and over again.
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I have loved this book since I was 6. At the time I thought it was the funniest book in creation. I still think it's a hoot.

There's this reclusive man who lives in a small house on a hill. (In retrospect, the man sounds like he probably has Asperger's Syndrome, the spectrum partner to autism). He cannot stand loud noises and he likes his routine, thank you very much.

His doorbell does not go DING DONG, DING DONG, DING DONG, but "ping."

His car does not go CHUGGA LUGGA CHUGGA LUGGA, CHUGGA LUGGA, but "purr."

His alarm clock does not go "RING A LINGA, RING A LINGA, RING A LINGA," but "ding."

He has this parrot that he keeps in a covered cage until he comes home from work. One day two kids, a brother and sister sneak in and teach the bird to talk. They teach him to sing, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pickle for a nickel." The man has no idea who taught his nonverbal bird to talk, but when he finds out...laughs are abound.

To this day I laugh my head off at the sounds in this book, such as the soft sounds substituted for the loud ones and the funny spoof of "Jack and Jill." This is a classic that will bring smiles to all ages.
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