Milo's Special Words by Charise Mericle Harper

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A book of manners with flaps, changing-picture wheels, and humor!

Lucy is drinking a glass of cold, delicious milk, and her brother, Milo, wants one, too. “Milk!” he screams—but to no avail. No matter how much he carries on, Mommy will not give Milo milk . . . until Lucy tells him, “Use the special word.” Milo tries all the words he can think of, and when none of them works, he thinks of another one—“Please.” And Mommy brings him milk.

Told with great humor and lots of insight into young children, this book will make kids laugh out loud, and changing-picture wheels and lift-the-flaps add to the merriment. And it has a hilarious ending that will really ring true to parents and caregivers who get trapped by their own pronouncements. Learning to say “please” and “thank you” has never been such fun.

About Charise Mericle Harper

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Charise Mericle Harper has written and illustrated numerous children's books, including Good Night, Leo; When Randolph Turned Rotten; Fashion Kitty; Amy and Ivan; There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star; and others. She lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her husband and their two children.
Published May 12, 2009 by Robin Corey Books. 26 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When Milo—a cat in overalls, with two (slightly vampiric) pointed teeth—wants some milk like his sister (she's a little dog), he struggles to find just the right “special word” to get his mother (a bunny) to respond.

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