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One magpie,
lots of stuff,
and a few friendly mice
show us that less is
This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package.


About I. C. Springman

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I.C. Springman has published short stories in various literary magazines. This is Springman's first children's book. Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame. In addition, he has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. Visit to learn more about the author and his books.
Published March 6, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Magpies are famous for collecting shiny objects, and this protagonist is a classic exemplar.

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The New York Times

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Readers can learn from the birds in these picture books.

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Publishers Weekly

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Lies’s (Bats at the Ballgame) marvelously lifelike paintings of a kleptomaniac magpie and a mouse with superior judgment do most of the storytelling in a story anchored on debut author Springman’s string of quantity words (“Lots.

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