Text copyright 2008 by Amy Ehrlich. Illustrations copyright 2008 Will Hillenbrand. Reproduced by permission of publisher, Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian Joy Feldman.
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