Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch by Michael J. Daley
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Pinch’s Aunt Hasty is staying true to her name. After selling her house before finding a new home, she realizes she doesn’t have a place for her couch so she sends it off to Pinch to take care of in the meantime. When movers show up at Pinch’s house with this most unwelcome gift, Pinch is outraged. This terrible couch with daring dashes of red doesn’t match his blue curtains, plus it won’t fit in his cozy house!

Pinch’s neighbor, Dash, comes to his friend’s rescue. Together they push. They shove. They try to find a place for the couch. Finally, Pinch comes up with a solution that will please both him and Dash.

Readers will enjoy watching the antics of the duo that was first introduced in PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP. Simple, yet satisfying, the second offering in this early reader series shows that you don’t always have to see eye to eye to build a lasting friendship.
 

About Michael J. Daley

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Michael J. Daley is the author of SPACE STATION RAT, SHANGHAIED TO THE MOON, and RAT TRAP. He lives with his wife, author Jessie Hass, in Westminster, Vermont.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Charlesbridge. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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When lazy Pinch visits industrious Dash hoping for a good meal even though he has plenty of food in his refrigerator, he finds his friend stirring a pot of “skinny soup” with “bits of herbs floating in a lot of water.” Disappointed, Pinch asks his buddy if they can “fatten it up.” What ensues is ...

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Daley and Yezerski pair up again (Pinch and Dash Make Soup, 2012) for a slice-of-life story told in six brief chapters.

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Read full review > Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor.

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Pinch’s quiet afternoon is rudely interrupted when two movers (aptly named Push and Shove) show up with a couch to deliver and proceed to steadfastly ignore Pinch’s protests that he doesn’t want the couch, instead shoving furniture around until they’ve stuffed the thing willy-nilly into P...

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