The Sneeze and Other Stories (Annie and Simon)

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The Sneeze and Other Stories (Annie and Simon)
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6+
Release Date
May 14, 2013
ISBN
076364921X
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Little sister, big big brother, and (mostly) good friends — Annie and Simon are back in a second wry and warmhearted early chapter book. Annie loves to draw and fill sheets of paper with the things she sees around her. But if Simon has trouble figuring out what her scribbles show, what’s a big brother to do? And when Annie squeezes Hazel the dog to make her purr, can Simon help it if it sounds more like grumbling? Hazel is very useful in finding Annie’s stolen chestnuts, but it’s Simon who gently persuades his little sister that the bushytailed suspects might need them back. Whether her problems are big or small, Annie knows she can count on Simon to help her solve them. When Simon himself starts to sneeze, Annie finally sees her chance to take on the helper role as only she can — with chatty zeal and haphazard determination.

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I absolutely loved this book. The illustrations are colorful and full of life. The relationship between the brother and sister is warm and authentic. And the slices of ordinary life shaped into stories will definitely hit home with young readers. As a mother of teen boys and a much younger girl, I could recognize my children's relationship in the bond between Simon and Annie.

With heartwarming stories and beautiful illustrations, this book is destined to be well-read and well-loved by many a young reader.
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