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Itty Bitty Bits
by Anita Daher | Children's Books
Registered by Pooker3 of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 11/30/2016
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Pooker3): reserved

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Journal Entry 1 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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I purchased this from the Red River Co-op while waiting for a friend to do his grocery shopping. What fun to poke around when you don't need any groceries yourself. This book will be added to Little Free Library #2873. After I read it myself of course. :) 

Journal Entry 2 by Pooker3 at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, December 02, 2016

9 out of 10

In this story, Molly wants to have a friend for a sleepover, but her mom says no way, not until Molly cleans her room. Trouble is her room is a disaster! Molly thinks she'll never be able to do that all by herself. I imagine that every kid can relate and has had to find a way to deal with that unreasonable parental expectation.

When I was a kid I had a genius solution. Because I shared a room with my two sisters and my mom only expected each of us to clean up our own stuff, I simply gave all of my stuff to my younger sister on condition that she take all of it and she let me use anything I wanted whenever I wanted. As my sister coveted my stuff it was an easy sell even if it meant she now had to pick up for both of us. My little brother, on the other hand did not share a room. His solution was to crawl into bed and fall asleep after claiming he had a headache. So my mom ended up cleaning his room anyway. He didn't play fair.

Molly figured her solution would be to ask someone else for help. So she sails through the house upstairs and down stairs and across the checkered floor and asks her sister and her brother and her dad for help. But guess what. Her sister and her brother and her dad are all busy doing stuff they say they'll never get done! So Molly goes to her think spot, sad because no one to help means no sleepover. Or does it?

Children will love this book. It has a sing songy rhythm and several repeated phrases as Molly sails through her house. The illustration by Wendy Bailey is simply gorgeous with lots of movement to it. This is the sort of story that kids will want read to them over and over and they'll catch you if you try to skip over any bits. 

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