Things That Sometimes Happen

Very Short Stories for Little Listeners

Things That Sometimes Happen

By Avi
Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman
For Ages: 3 - 7
Here are a few things that sometimes happen:
HAPPY THINGS
An unpopular Black Crayon proves to a Little Girl how useful he really is.
SAD THINGS
On a very hot day, an Ice-Cream Cone waits...and waits...to be eaten.
EXCITING THINGS
A Papa catches cold, so his Little Boy gets to go to work instead!
These nine very short stories for very young readers -- culled from Newbery Honor author Avi's first book and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Marjorie Priceman -- ingeniously capture the funny, surprising spirit of a child's imagination.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481445351 | 
  • March 2015 | 
  • Grades P - 2
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Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

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