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Larry and Rita

Illustrated by Jill Newton
Candlewick Press, August 2007
ISBN-13: 978-07636-2963-2 (hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0-7636-2963-4 (hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-2964-9 (four paperbacks in slipcase)
ISBN-10: 0-7636-2964-2 (four paperbacks in slipcase)

Things get a bit prickly when Larry the porcupine dances with Rita the chipmunk—or when they engage in beach adventures, bubble-blowing, or bottle tossing at the fair. Meet a brand-new pair in these four funny tales with a final twist, perfectly suited for first-time readers!

Included in the Newton's Book News roundup of outstanding books for new readers

"Larry and Rita are cute and funny and clever. . . . Humor, surprise, predictable results, order and chaos—these are the things young readers delight in and Michalak hits the nail on the head. Highly recommended for beginning readers." —a wrung sponge

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