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Albert the Fix-It Man

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"Folkloric illustrations perk up this sister team's (Here Comes Grandma) otherwise modest tale about the value of community. Decked out in plaid shirt and overalls and sporting a snowy white beard that Santa might envy, Albert fixes Mr. Jensen's truck, fastens Akiko's clothesline and repairs Mrs. Peabody's leaky faucet; no job is too small. When Albert catches cold and takes to his bed, Mr. Jenkins drives the neighbors to Albert's house, where he is served beans from the garden he fenced, mint tea in the cup he mended and an apple pie covered with a cloth from the clothesline. Visual details enhance the story: the characters are of various ages and races; many different kinds of tools are put to use. Animals, including Albert's spotted gray cat, romp freely throughout. Paschkis favors flat shapes filled with decoration, using geometric patterns to adorn curtains, tablecloths and dresses, for example, and presenting plants and foliage as stylized ornaments. Readers will appreciate the warm portrayal of neighbors taking care of one another. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he repairs it. When Mr. Jensens old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. He is never too busy or too tried to help. But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. Hes dizzy and his bones ache. When his neighbors find out, they all lend a hand to help Albert. Thanks to his friends, he is quickly on the mend.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561454334
Author:
Lord, Janet
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers
Illustrator:
Paschkis, Julie
Author:
Lord, Janet
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Kindness
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Community & Neighborhood
Subject:
Repairing
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Values and Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
28
Dimensions:
8.46x10.12x.34 in. .77 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 28 pages Peachtree Publishers - English 9781561454334 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Folkloric illustrations perk up this sister team's (Here Comes Grandma) otherwise modest tale about the value of community. Decked out in plaid shirt and overalls and sporting a snowy white beard that Santa might envy, Albert fixes Mr. Jensen's truck, fastens Akiko's clothesline and repairs Mrs. Peabody's leaky faucet; no job is too small. When Albert catches cold and takes to his bed, Mr. Jenkins drives the neighbors to Albert's house, where he is served beans from the garden he fenced, mint tea in the cup he mended and an apple pie covered with a cloth from the clothesline. Visual details enhance the story: the characters are of various ages and races; many different kinds of tools are put to use. Animals, including Albert's spotted gray cat, romp freely throughout. Paschkis favors flat shapes filled with decoration, using geometric patterns to adorn curtains, tablecloths and dresses, for example, and presenting plants and foliage as stylized ornaments. Readers will appreciate the warm portrayal of neighbors taking care of one another. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he repairs it. When Mr. Jensens old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. He is never too busy or too tried to help. But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. Hes dizzy and his bones ache. When his neighbors find out, they all lend a hand to help Albert. Thanks to his friends, he is quickly on the mend.
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