Melanie Jane by Susan Arkin Couture

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Howling Melanie Jane wants the sky changed from blue to red! When her mother cannot accomplish this task, Melanie Jane flies into a fury, leaving her parents pleading with her. It isn't until they give up that Melanie Jane realizes she can't always have her own way. With its bold illustrations, catchy rhymes, and gentle lesson, Melanie Jane will be treasured by little ones and all parents who have ever dealt with a tantrum. Full color.

About Susan Arkin Couture

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Dervaux made her debut with Melanie Jane.
Published May 1, 1996 by Harpercollins Childrens Books.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``And now Melanie knows,/And you, too, I suppose,/That you can't always have your own way.'' While Melanie behaves like a two-year-old, she looks and speaks like an older child.

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""Melanie Jane/ Was heard to complain/ That the sky was the wrong shade of blue./ `I hate it,' she said./ Why can't it be red?'/ Her mother said, `What can I do?' "" At this, Melanie literally flies into a tantrum and takes a seat upon a cloud.

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