The Sweet Touch

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Children's Literature
Peggy finds a penny and puts it into a gumball machine. She is disappointed when instead of a gumball she receives a plastic ring. Then, when she is tucked into bed, she rubs the ring and a baby genie named Oliver appears. Oliver offers Peggy one wish and she wishes for everything she touches to turn into something sweet. Peggy and the tiny genie enjoy eating candy until Peggy's belly aches and they are both sticky and tired. But Oliver does not know how to undo the wish. Oliver's mother appears, reverses the wish and takes Oliver home. Peggy wakes the next morning and everything is back to normal. This is a cute story and the characters do learn a lesson, but it would have been better if the characters solved their problem themselves instead of having an adult intervene. The illustrations are realistic, colorful and enchanting. 2005, Star Bright Books, Ages 4 to 7.
—Terri Hoover Dunham
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595720177
  • Publisher: Star Bright Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 467,733
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    A must have for every household with children!

    I have looked all over for roughly 10 years for this book! I asked at several libraries and they didn't know what I was talking about. I read this book when I was a child, it was one of the most magical books I have ever read. I'm going to buy one for myself (I'm 36 years old but must have it for my book collection) and one for my daughters school. Every elementary school and library in America should have this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2005

    This is one sweet book!

    I am thrilled to see this book back in publication! I used to read this book to my children and it is magical. The story is based on the 'Midas Touch', but this book has twist, everything that Peggy touches turns to candy! A visual treat, to say the least.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2001

    Fabulous!

    I used to read this to my little brother -- I don't know who enjoyed it more. I am ordering this for my children now. It is a lovely story that encourages imagination and adding color to your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2000

    Great for kids!

    I used to read this book when I was a little girl and I'd never forget it. It's wonderful!

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