Video games and electronics are fun....but is there anything better or more creative than a good book?

Young Patrick Picklebottom gets the surprise of his life when a kind-hearted store owner sells him his favorite book for only one penny:

"Would you like to buy this?" asked an elderly man.
"I'd like to," said Patrick, "but I don't think I can.
I've only one penny, and not one penny more,"
then he hung his head low, and he turned toward the door.
"As it happens," replied the kind-hearted gent,
"This book only costs a single red cent.”

But will he get to read its wondrous stories... or will he be lured away by the flashy apps, video games and other electronics he finds his friends playing with as he heads back home?

Written lyrically with vibrant, colorful illustrations, Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book is a story about the magic of books and the love of reading. Without being preachy or putting down gadgets, games and electronics, which are an undeniable and often positive part of modern life, the story instead highlights how a child's imagination and creativity can soar by simply reading a great book.

From the best-selling author of Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll, Tess, the Tin that Wanted to Rock, The Bear and the Fern and The Masterpiece comes a new cast of lovable characters and a story you and your children will cherish for years, and read over and over again.

Combining the spirit of She Silverstein, the heart of Mo Willems, and the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss, Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book is ideal for children ages 3-9 and Pre K-3rd grade.

ISBN: 978-0578557588

Dimensions: 10 x 10 x .3

Hardcover: 32 pages

Ages: 3-9 years old

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