Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That

Mr. Pack Rat is a particularly acquisitive small mammal with a hoarding problem (sound like someone you know?). Through trial and error, he begins to question whether having more things... Read More

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Mr. Pack Rat is a particularly acquisitive small mammal with a hoarding problem (sound like someone you know?). Through trial and error, he begins to question whether having more things is really the secret to happiness.

Although real life pack rats (genus Neotoma) build large piles of debris to nest in, Mr. Pack Rat isn’t satisfied with plain old sticks and leaves. He wants novelty and variety, and–unfortunately for him!–he owns a magical magnet that can summon anything he desires.

Mr. Pack Rat is always on to the next thing. Lovely flowers will brighten up his sticks and leaves… until they wilt. Colorful seashells won’t wilt, but they aren’t much fun. Games and toys are fun, but only if you have enough room to play with them.

This wry, witty fable from Marcus Ewert, author of 10,000 Dresses, will have the whole family laughing, and, perhaps, learning along the way.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00 lbs
Dimensions 10.250 × 7.000 × 0.250 in
Format

Hardcover, eBook

Trim Size

9.3" x 10.3"

Pages

40

ISBN 9781946764256
ISBN 9781946764263

"What a great book to teach kids the importance of recognizing what you already have and seeing that it makes you happy without more material things around you."

Jennifer

"If you have kids who just have to have ALL the things [...] this is a welcome message about where the fun in life really is - having friends and people you love around to share your happiness with you!"

Melissa

"Charming artwork and lovely prose make this story about a pack rat who learns to appreciate a clutter-free life a joy to read."

Spooky KidLit

"I really liked the rhythm of this book and the repetitive chanting lines would make for excellent group reads. This book has a strong message [...] and it's a reasonable length making it not too bad for repeat reading."

Jane
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About Marcus Ewert

In addition to other writing, Marcus Ewert has worked on children's books since his teens, achieving acclaim with his award-winning books 10,000 Dresses (2008) and Mummy Cat (2015). 10,000 Dresses has been used in schools, churches, and youth groups around the world, as the first children's book featuring a transgender... Read More

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