Soft House by Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen's charming, universal tale about keeping boredom at bay on a rainy day is paired with richly detailed illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin.

It's raining, and Davey and Alison Isabelle are bored. They don't want to play checkers. They don't want to play school. They don't want to read books. And they're starting to get on each other's nerves. "I know," says Davey brightly. "Let's play Soft House." Together, after some serious scrounging and with the supervision of Mr. Cat, the siblings prove that a wall of cushions, an awning of blankets, a strategically placed flash-light, and a plateful of cookies can create the perfect setting for letting their imaginations soar.

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen is the author of more than 250 books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott Medal-winning OWL MOON, illustrated by John Schoenherr, and the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT? and its sequels, illustrated by Mark Teague. With her husband, Jane Yolen lives half the year in Massachusetts and half the year in Scotland. Wendy Anderson Halperin has illustrated many well-regarded picture books, including SOPHIE AND ROSE by Kathryn Lasky, HUNTING THE WHITE COW by Tres Seymour, and LOVE IS . . . with text adapted from 1 Corinthians 13.
Published August 9, 2005 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Davey takes Mr. Cat and makes the trip, even though Alison has to go after them when they take too long.

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