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Lucky Days with Mr. and Mrs. Green-Keith Baker

  • Title: Lucky Days with Mr. and Mrs. Green
  • Author: Keith Baker
  • Released: 2006-03-01
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  • Pages: 72
  • ISBN: 0152056041
  • ISBN13: 978-0152056049
  • ASIN: 0152056041

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From School Library Journal Kindergarten-Grade 2–A welcome addition to the series, this early chapter book presents the alligator couple in three new adventures. In "Lost and Found," Mr. Green can't wait to apply his detective skills to solving the mystery of his wife's missing jewelry. "Gumballs" shows him applying his estimation skills to try and win a gumball contest and the much-desired grand prize. Mrs. Green's stroke of genius saves her husband from embarrassment in "The Talent Show" and enables him to be a singing sensation. In this title, Mrs. Green seems a bit stereotypical, always calm and clever but satisfied to be the wind beneath Mr. Green's wings as he places himself in the center of the action. Plenty of playful illustrations accompany the action, and Baker's artwork captures the essence of his likable characters. Mrs. Green in her pearls and silly Mr. Green in his necktie are shown "floating through a gumball galaxy…without gravity" on one vibrant full-page spread as he dreams of winning the gumball contest. Another shows the pair sliding into a pool with their typical zest for life. Both characters are endearing and hopefully here to stay.–Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review "Retains that now-expected measure of sophistication that marks this series."--The Horn Book

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