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"There were books in dressers and drawers and desk, in closets and cupboards and chest. There were books on the sofa and books on the stairs, books crammed in the fireplace and stacked on the chairs."

"There were books in dressers and drawers and desk, in closets and cupboards and chest. There were books on the sofa and books on the stairs, books crammed in the fireplace and stacked on the chairs."

And poor Meena hates all of them, as does her cat, Max, who once had a stack of hardcovers land on his tail! It is hard to be a little girl who hates books when you live in a house full of avid readers. Then one day, Meena finds Max trapped precariously on top of a tower of books. As she tries to rescue him, the books come crashing down, and as they fall, a wonderland of characters tumble from the books into her bedroom. Meena is amazed as monkeys swing from her curtains, birds perch on the chandelier, and three little pigs hide under her bed. She had always thought that books were full of words, not animals and people!

What comes next is pure mayhem--a fanciful and funny romp where Meena discovers the magic of reading. Readers of all ages will love sharing in this clever and engaging transformation

Suggested Reading Level: 4-8 yrs

Published by Beyond Worlds Publishing Inc.



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