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    by Kevin Henkes and Kevin Henkes

    When Mrs. Tweezers convinces Owen's parents that their son is becoming a little too attached to Fuzzy, his beloved yellow blanket, Owen vehemently disagrees. "Can't bring a blanket to school, " says nosy Mrs. Tweezers. Paperback Formats Available for Schools Only.

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    by Kevin Henkes and Kevin Henkes

    There's something spectacular about Big Book versions of great children's stories. Both kids and adults love to touch and hold these oversized classics and savor the detail of the illustrations.

    Owen's parents want him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school, but when their efforts fail, they devise a solution that makes everyone happy.

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Owen & Mzee

The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

Author: Craig Hatkoff and Isabella Hatkoff

Photographs by: Peter Greste

Series: Owen And Mzee

Interest Level:
Pre-K-3

Lexile Framework:
920L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.7

Guided Reading Level:
R

Age:
4-8

Genre:
Informational

Subject:
Friends and Friendship, Hippos and Rhinos, Turtles, Africa

About This Book

The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award
New York Times bestseller
ALA Notable Children's Book

* "'Remarkable' seems too tame a word for this memorable book about a friendship between two wild creatures."
— Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "This touching story of the power of a surprising friendship to mitigate the experience of loss is full of heart and hope. " — School Library Journal, starred review


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