Saturday, October 20, 2007

Candy Shop

Author: Jan Wahl

First line: I'm a cowboy, riding my horse through our backyard, chasing buffalo.

Why you should read this book: In a suprisingly resonant story, a little cowboy out shopping with his aunt witnesses an act of racism. Although he is too young to understand what exactly has upset the owner of his favorite candy shop, his instinct is to run to her aid like a cowboy should, and with his aunt's help, he saves the day; of course, candy shop owners give the best rewards to their heroes. A great book for teaching empathy.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You've got to read this book. It's too good to joke about.

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