By Tomie dePaola
Tomie's relations starts off construction their new residence at 26 Fairmount road in 1938, simply as a storm hits city, taking off a hectic, loopy yr. Tomie has many adventures all his personal, together with consuming chocolate together with his Nana Upstairs, purely to discover out—the challenging way—that they've got eaten chocolate laxative. He attempts to bypass kindergarten whilst he unearths out he won't learn how to learn until eventually first grade. "I'll be again subsequent year," he says. while Tomie is going to work out Snow White, he creates one other sensation. Tomie dePaola's formative years stories are hilarious, and his fascinating illustrations are certain to please.
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26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fairmount Avenue, Book 1) by Tomie dePaola