Chance by Dian Curtis Regan

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Being a baby is downright frustratin'. Itchy diapers. Gooky mush. Naps and baths and bedtime. Who needs 'em? Not Chance. This baby is out of here. There is a whole new world out there! Bears know how to make breakfast last all day. Sea lions don't make you wait to swim after you eat. Monkeys eat bananas, not mush. Now this is the life! Or, maybe it would be if Ma was around to give a hug. Or Pa, pluckin' on his guitar. Or even Pa's slobbery ol' dog to share naptime with . . .

You know, maybe home wasn't so bad after all.

This delightfully quirky tale about leaving home only to find it again will leave you with a big smile, and maybe even the urge to call your own parents.
 

About Dian Curtis Regan

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Children's author Dian Curtis Regan was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 17, 1950. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1980 with a B. S. in education. She taught elementary school in Denver for two years before becoming a full-time author. Regan has written over 50 books for children, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. She also writes the Ghost Twins series. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators named her Member of the Year in 1993. Regan was inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers' Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Distinguished Medal of Service in Children's Literature from the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers in 1997.
 
Published May 12, 2003 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Rendered in chalk pastels and colored pencils, Huxley’s full-bleed spreads picture Chance as he strides confidently into the foreground, blankie, rattle, and stuffed animal in tow.

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Itchy diapers, "gooky mush" for dinner, dog slobber on his rattle and extra baths all spur baby Chance to take his blankey and set off in search of a better life.

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