Yard Sale!

Yard Sale Spudville was a quiet little hamlet until Mr Flotsam cleaned out his basement and decided to have a yard sale Mr Rotelli s pasta maker overproduces until his whole house is full of spaghetti Mrs Appl

  • Title: Yard Sale!
  • Author: Mitra Modarressi
  • ISBN: 9780789426512
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spudville was a quiet little hamlet until Mr Flotsam cleaned out his basement and decided to have a yard sale Mr Rotelli s pasta maker overproduces until his whole house is full of spaghetti, Mrs Applebee s new telephone rings with calls from the beyond, and Miss Milton s typewriter starts churning out a novel by itself What s a town to do Disaster has struck Spudville was a quiet little hamlet until Mr Flotsam cleaned out his basement and decided to have a yard sale Mr Rotelli s pasta maker overproduces until his whole house is full of spaghetti, Mrs Applebee s new telephone rings with calls from the beyond, and Miss Milton s typewriter starts churning out a novel by itself What s a town to do Disaster has struck or so it seems until the neighbors stop being outraged long enough to start having fun.

    One thought on “Yard Sale!”

    1. The neighbors in Spudville attend their first yard sale hosted by Mr. Flotsam. Six objects with magical powers that were sold there enliven the community. At the end of the book, Mr. Flotsam is ready to try again the following spring. Great for readers to imagine what magical items might be for sale this time!,

    2. I was excited to see the title of this book and grabbed it off the library shelf at the last minute. My 2 yr old daughter and I had been going to yard sales. I like the illustrations fun and bright. I enjoyed the idea of the yard sale items being magical when the customers brought them home. I scared easily as a child so I think the talking dead phone would have freaked me out and troubled me. A creative story.

    3. OK, the ONLY reason I didn't like this book was because one of the parts was about a phone where the long-dead could call and talk to people who were living. Not something that I want my children introduced to, thank you. But I realize that's a personal choice/belief, sowhatever. I should have read it before reading it to the kidslesson learned. Anyhow, the rest of the book was cute, though all the objects were magical (something we don't allow in our home).

    4. This was an interesting story, focused not a yard sale but the amazing and far-fetched aftereffects of a yard sale that contained a number of strange and wonderful items. I think the best feature of this text was the sense of unity that it encouraged as they buyers of the yard sale goods came together to examine the items more closely after the seller unexpectedly disappeared soon after the sale. This was a fun story, nicely written, and nicely illustrated.

    5. I used this book along with a math lesson. The students had their own yard sale on a bingo mat along with a spinner with coins on it. The students had to find the amount they needed on their board to buy the item in their "yard sale" at the end of the lesson all the students came back to the carpet and we reviewed how much money was spent at the yard sale!

    6. Book focusing on community and developing friendships among your neighbors. Multicultural characters with unique yard sale findsNot going to spoil it but I will tell you I had to read it twice at bedtime tonight. We laughed a lot! Great read!

    7. Very cute story about all the funny things that happen after people in the town of Spudville buy things at a yard sale.

    8. Totally fun! Neighbors buy items that misbehave in ways they learn to appreciate. Pictures a little bit small, but good for Story time.

    9. Fun book. One of the magical items in the yard sale is a typewriter. I had to explain what that was to Sophie!

    10. My four year old very much enjoyed the story of the wacky yard sale items in this book. It had just the right amount of silliness to make everything enjoyable.

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