Nothing by Jon Agee

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Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it-and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing-the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far. Funny and silly, this is another solid entry by Agee.

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Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of a number of celebrated picture books, including Milo's Hat Trick (an ALA notable), The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (an ALA notable), and The Return of Freddy Legrand (an SLJ Best Book). He has also created six popular books of wordplay, among them Smart Feller Fart Smeller and Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! He lives in San Francisco.
Published September 4, 2007 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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To his bemusement, she offers him $300 for it, which both inspires the neighboring merchants to offer nothing, too, and sets off a general stampede of customers—all of whom go home to throw their somethings out the window to make “room.” Eventually, Suzie Gump grows dissatisfied with having nothi...

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PreS-Gr 2—Shopkeeper Otis has sold his last antique when wealthy Suzie Gump enters, eager to make a purchase. Glancing around his empty store, Otis tells her he has nothing for sale. Having never owned "nothing," she literally buys it—and returns the next day for more. Conscientious Otis refuses ...

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