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Mr. King's Things by Geneviève Côté
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Mr. King's Things

by Geneviève Côté

Series: Mr. King (1)

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Mr. King likes new things, and when he gets new things, he tosses his old things in the nearby pond. One day while fishing, he catches a huge monster that turns out to be a huge mass of his old things, which he repurposes into unique items for his friends. I like this book for its vivid illustrations and its message about reusing and repurposing. This would be a good book for grades 1-3 to introduce recycling and not being frivolous, and it could launch a discussion about being environmentally friendly.
  DanielleJorgenson | Nov 12, 2013 |
good message, kept the kid's attention at storytime ( )
  shazam79 | Apr 17, 2013 |
A cheerful and appealing simple story with a good environmental message. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Mr. King loves new things and tosses his old things in a near by river. One day while fishing he brings up a massive monster, that turns out to be all his old stuff stuck together. He yells and calls attention for his friends to help. His friends love his old things and restore them to use. Mr. King gives his old things away for his friends to enjoy. ( )
  FalenD | Oct 22, 2012 |
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"Mr. King likes new things. And he doesn't worry a bit about what to do with his old things-he just takes them to the pond and throws them in! But when a monster emerges from the pond one day, threatening both Mr. King and his friends, Mr. King realizes that perhaps he needs to reconsider his careless ways."--Dust jacket.… (more)

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