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In this colourful board book, the search for a lost button takes a little girl on an adventure to a store filled with buttons. This charming story shows toddlers how imagination and creativity can make anything possible. The lilting text makes for a great read-aloud, while every page provides an opportunity to explore both numbers and colours.
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Math-loving Princess Candi is determined to find her own husband. Since her mother has been turned into a pickle and her father is just silly, she turns to fairy tales for inspiration. But will she find her Prince Charming? Or just a bunch of duds who cheat, cry and make armpit noises? This swashbuckling tale is brimming with humour, algebra problems and a dash of romance!
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A child’s imagination can find something magical in just about anything — even an ordinary pebble. In this colourful board book, a little boy uses red and black pebbles to make a face. But when it comes to the teeth, wouldn’t green ones be perfect? With bucket in hand, he and his mom set out to find those just-right pebbles.
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Squirrel + Skunk = Skrunk! Sammy’s first day at a new school presents unexpected challenges; some of the kids don’t want to be friends with Sammy because he looks different. Sammy sets out on his own, feeling sorry for himself until he meets Marcel, a Métis man, who shows him that being of mixed ancestry is something to be cherished and celebrated.
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