STORIES FROM THE BIG CHAIR by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur


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When Molly declares herself tired of little sister Susan, Mama has just the right suggestion: ""Sometimes it helps to tell a story."" So, sitting cuddled with Mama in ""the big chair,"" Molly tells stories--how she lost a tooth, but Susan didn't because she's too young; how she took her bear to school in spite of her friend's advice, and found he was one of six bears there the first day; how she and Susan shared jam and crackers on Molly's bed. Beginning on Monday, there's a story for each day of the week; on Friday, it's Daddy's turn to listen, while Susan has a turn with Mama; and by Sunday, Molly's seventh story is centered on her real affection for her sister. De Groat's realistic drawings nicely extend the warm family feeling here; only the attractive jacket reveals that Molly has been telling her stories to Susan, too. A nicely crafted collection of brief, easily read chapters.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1989
ISBN: 1442414391
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry/Macmillan