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K-Gr 2 Annie, her father, and her pet bunny live next door to her cousin, Henry, and his dog, Mudge. While dainty Annie, who loves "lace hankies" and "frilly dresses," likes her nice, clean house, she longs for it to be pretty. One day, Henry remembers that there are tons of things in his attic that used to belong to various grandmas and aunts. The two kids get permission to explore the room and discover many pretty things with which to decorate Annie's home. Snowball and Mudge also find interesting objects to investigate. With the help of her dad and Henry's parents, the furniture and knickknacks are moved next door and carefully arranged, making Annie's house beautiful. This charming easy reader will draw in youngsters with its vivacious pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, and the short paragraphs and chapters will help beginning readers prepare for more complex stories.-Erika Qualls, Ela Area Public Library District, Lake Zurich, IL
Posted November 30, 2008
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