Text copyright 2003 by April Pulley Sayre & Jeff Sayre. Illustrations copyright 2003 by Randy Cecil. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian Debbie LaGasse.
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