Paisley by Maggie Smith

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Paisley has been sitting on the shelf at Big & Little Toys too long. He’s seen other animals come and go, but somehow he’s never found his perfect match. And so, taking matters into his own hands, Paisley sets off on a quest to find the special someone he knows is out there for him. He braves many perils in his search, but his intrepid determination is rewarded when he finds the girl of his dreams at last.

Well, that’s the way Paisley tells the story. Maggie Smith’s wonderfully warm and touchable pictures tell a different tale. In truth, Paisley is mistakenly thrown away, tossed about, and then left in the lost and found at Lolly’s Laundry, where a curious little girl happily discovers him.

But when Pearl and Paisley get together, it doesn’t matter who found who—they are a perfect match.
Children will laugh at Paisley’s almost-true telling of his tale and will readily understand his need to feel like he’s in control. Sure to melt your heart, this is a love story that celebrates the power of a positive outlook.
 

About Maggie Smith

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MAGGIE SMITH's acclaimed books include One Naked Baby; Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon; Desser the Best Ever Cat; and Christmas with the Mousekins.
 
Published July 27, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Smith’s hilarious tale recounts the misadventures of a stuffed elephant’s search to discover his “Perfect Match.” Tired of languishing in the toy store, the intrepid pachyderm decides to take fate into his own hands (feet?) and seek out his significant other/owner.

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The kink involves animal play, primarily between the komtesse and her playthings, plus a couple of "kitten" initiations that include public humiliation, paddling, and strapon sex that is not particularly graphic in its depiction.

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By Sambit Bal The Test, ODI and T20I XIs of 2012, as picked by ESPNcricinfo staff Hello KP, goodbye you other lot Highs and Lows: Lots of Pietersen and SLC and plenty of fond farewells in our look at the top dogs and bottom feeders of the year gone by.

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