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Micawber

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

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    Good rhyme, great illustrations

    My 3-year-old son loves this story about a squirrel who wants to be an artist. A few of the rhyming words are GRE-level, but it doesn't halt the story as you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Loved this book!

    My boys (ages 2 and 4) and I love this book. Much of the vocabulary is well beyond their level, but the illustrations are stunning and captivating, especially for my 2yr old. It's intelligent and endearing and offers educational opportunities on every page. We have read this book a hundred times and never seem to tire of it. God bless you, John Lithgow, and keep up the great writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Fantastic Vocabulary Development

    This book is clever and children love it. But the best part is the incredible vocabulary it contains. At the end the squirrel's masterpieces are a scream and a good connection to fine art. Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    We're wearing out our copy of Micawber!

    It is so refreshing to read (and read and read) a children's book with such masterful use of vocabulary and poetic rhythm. The illustrations complement the story beautifully. Our children request this book at least once a week at bedtime. It appeals to both our 9-year-old and our 3-year-old...and their parents as well! Please keep writing, Mr. Lithgow!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2007

    Fantastic

    This book is about a squirrel who becomes an artist. Great use of words and pictures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2005

    Anyone can appreciate the art and joy in this book...

    I enojoyed this book very much, because it was not the typical lighthearted children's book mostly seen on store shelves. It had an exquisite use of terms such as 'Peregrination' and Lithgow described in song the wonderful colors of art. The squirrel Micawber was a delight to look at and read about, every child should read or have their parents read this book to them. Excellent overall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2002

    The Most Charming Children's Book!

    Wandering in my local Barnes & Noble store, the cover illustration caught my attention. I read the book and think it is wonderful! It's a nice way to introduce children to art, and the pictures are amazing! A must have for anyone who has a child in their life, or a nice gift for a friend who does! As an elementary education major I have purchased this book to add to my collection that I will share with students. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    AN ARTFUL TALE

    John Lithgow's by-line is all it took to place his third picture book for children on the bestsellers list, but "Micawber" really deserves its audience. The rhyming book and companion CD (read by Lithgow) tell the story of a squirrel art-lover who can't get enough of the famous oils at the museum. When he sees an artist painting copies of masterpieces, it inspires Micawber to do the same. Lithgow's honest enthusiasm is felt throughout, his delight in exposing young children to the beauty of fine art is admirable, and his challenging vocabulary is an unexpected pleasure.

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