Everybody loves a yard sale, even in sleepy Spudville. On a bright spring day, the whole town turns out for Mr. Flotsam's great deals, and they all go home happy. But the next morning, Mr. Flotsam's neighbors learn they've gotten a lot more than they bargained for. The Zings' new carpet flies away with their son, Mrs. Applebee's new phone rings off the hook with calls from the beyond, and the seeds Mr. Twitchett plants in his garden keep growing... and growing... and growing ...The whole neighborhood is up in arms! But gradually the townspeople begin to appreciate their quirky purchasesand turn their exasperation into a party that lasts all year... until the next yard sale! A fun, fanciful story plus Mitra Modaressi's sprightly artnow that's a deal!
Author Biography: Mitra Modaressi is the author and illustrator of Monster Stew, published by DK Ink, which the New York Times Book Review said offered "everything the small child's mind desires." She also wrote and illustrated The Dream Pillow, The Parent Thief, and The Beastly Visits and illustrated Anne Tyler's Tumble Tower. She frequently patronizes yard sales in her hometown of San Francisco.