One Present from Flekman's by Alan Arkin

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As a treat, Grandpa tells Molly she can have one present from Flekman's. Just one. But Flekman's has everything: stuffed camels and stuffed bears, dolls that walk and dolls that wet, indoor games and outdoor games. How can Molly choose only one present?

Molly decides to try out a few toys. First she chooses a bear and takes it for a walk -- not quite right. Then decides on a camra -- so it takes pictures, so what? Pretty soon Grandpa finds her dressed as a pirate, piling up toys like a treasure. Then, when Flekman's Feaver is at its highest, Molly comes up with a crafty solution to her problim. What will Grandpa do when Molly decides she wants it all, she wants everything, she wants Flekman's!

As a treat, Grandpa tells Molly she can have one present from Flekmans. Just one. But Flekmans has everything: stuffed camels and stuffed bears, dolls that walk and wet, indoor games and outdoor games. How can Molly choose only one present? She wants EVERYTHING! As Flekman fever rises, Molly is swinging from the chandeliers and Grandpa is tied up in knots until Molly finally finds a crafty solution to her problem.

 

About Alan Arkin

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Alan Arkin was born in New York and attended Los Angeles City College and Bennington College. He is an award-winning actor and author who has starred in films, plays, and television shows. His books include: "The Lemming Condition, The Clearing, " and "Some Fine Grandpa!" He lives in Weston, CT.
 
Published May 5, 1999 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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PLB 0-06-024531-X An overlong story features a girl who has the equivalent of a nervous breakdown at a toy store.

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Molly's Grampa suggests a trip to Flekman's, ""the biggest toy store in the world."" It's a fabulous idea, except for the catch: "" `Maybe I'll get some toys there,' said Molly.

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