Round and Round Again by Nancy Van Laan

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Mama can find a use for anything. One day she drives all around town, filling up the truck with goodies she finds. Now what is Mama trying to make? This highly imaginative and determined Mom will amuse youngsters with her passion for reusing and recycling and will inspire them to come up with creative recycling ideas of their own. Full color.

About Nancy Van Laan

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Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including "So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, " an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, "Possum Come a-Knockin'." She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nadine Bernard Westcott is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash and Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash, as well as the author and illustator of The Lady With The Alligator Purse. She used to spend many hours chasing after her dog, who would come home only when ready and not a minute sooner. Ms. Westcott lives on Nantucket with her husband, Bill.
Published September 1, 1994 by Hyperion (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her zealous scavenging fills up the front yard with too many old tubas, refrigerators, sofas, and canoe paddles, her children beg her to stop.

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Eventually, the mother builds the family a mountainous home of secondhand items (``She took a bunch of worn-out doors./ She laid them flat to make the floors''), then ``painted the whole house rainbow plaid.'' Van Laan (Possum Come A-Knockin') sometimes stretches to reach her rhymes, and her main...

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