A Deal's a Deal! by Stephanie Blake

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The perfect picture book for parents in search of a modern day take on Russell Hoban's A Bargain for Frances combined with the kid-friendly graphic style of Mo Willem's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

When Simon the Super Rabbit takes his cars over to his friend Ferdinand's to play, the two little rabbits decide to make a trade—all three of Simon's cars for Ferdinand's "extraordinary" red car. But as soon as Simon plays with his new toy, CRACK! it breaks! Did Ferdinand play a trick on him? Simon has an idea . . . a terrible, horrible, wonderful idea! But will Ferdinand fall for Simon's trick and not only return his three cars, but also discover Simon's—gross!—surprise? Stephanie Blake—author-illustrator of I Don't Want to Go to School!—has spun a true-to-life tale of friendship with laugh-out-loud results.
 

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STEPHANIE BLAKE'S passion for writing and illustrating began in childhood when she created books for her brothers and sisters as birthday presents. As a child, she also fell in love with the books of Dr. Seuss, Ludwig Bemelmans, and William Steig. After moving to France, she discovered other writers and artists whose work continued to inspire her stories and drawings. The author and illustrator of dozens of books in France, Stephanie Blake's first American picture book was I Don't Want to Go to School!, a tale for every child with first-day jitters.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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He ultimately trades his three toys for Ferdinand’s one red car (Ferdinand maintains that it is "extraordinary"), both rabbits committing to the bargain: “A deal’s a deal.” Upon getting home, Simon’s little brother calls the red car “ugwy,” and then it breaks as soon as he plays with it.

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