Lentil by Robert McCloskey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn’t sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby. Buy a cheap copy of Lentil (Picture Puffins) book by Robert McCloskey. Lentil s harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming.

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The Henry Reed books were reissued in ? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While everyone is preparing for Colonel Carter’s return to town, Old Sneep is being an old grouch and decides to suck on a lemon, which causes the band to not play their lips are I cannot believe I never read this when I was little. Little Lentil is great, but the guy who starts sucking the lemons Growing up in the 90s I felt like we lived in a simpler time because we didn’t have the iPhones and social media to make us become Zombies.

Lentil saves the day when the town grump tries to foil the town celebration for the beloved mayors return to town.

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My children were more fascinated with the lemon and harmonica themes here. Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea.

How will the band and town recover? He finds his best place to practice and has fun while walking to school. Robegt featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Lentil is able to counteract a disgruntled citizen’s attempt to dishonor the homecoming by rrobert his harmonica when the town band cannot play their instruments.

Be the first to discover new talent! Mallard and the ducklings ininstalled along a walkway between pond and street. For the diplomat, see Robert J.


Nov 09, Kim Bitner rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book now gives kids a story not only of how music can save the day, but also of what life was like 50 years ago in small towns in America.

Description Young Lentil wants to learn to sing, but no matter how hard he tries he can’t sing on key. McCloskey is a very adored writer in our home. Aug 16, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Worthwhile themes such as community, giving and gratitude, perseverance, and following an interest are enhanced and brought to life by McCloskey’s recognizable illustrations.

His gentle but beautiful way of carefully bringing out the personalities and feelings of his characters is so charming Preview — Lentil by Robert McCloskey. The story, set in Boston, Massachusettsfeatures a mallard pair that nests on an island in the Charles River. Vesper George Art School [1].

Oct 12, Madelaine Smith rated mcclosiey it was amazing. The illustrations alone make it worthwhile reading–vivid, humorous, and nostalgic although I guess they weren’t nostalgic at the time it was written and first published.

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The themes of being yourself, searching until you find your niche, giving to others are all there. I’m so glad I tracked it down from the library, and I’ll be looking to add it to our bookshelf! The interactions from the animals towards Lentil as he pursued his talents are lenntil cute and expressive. He can’t even whistle. A fun story that has humorous, unpredictable twists and is charming!


Robert McCloskey, the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of Make Way for Ducklings, brings readers this delightful two color picture book. Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells. You’ll just have to read the book.

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Lentil’s cou Named after its main character, Lentil is a story about discovering what makes us unique and using our gifts and abilities to help others. Inhe married Peggy Durand, daughter of the children’s writer Ruth Sawyer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dec 31, Tricia Douglas rated it it was amazing Shelves: A friendly policeman stops traffic to let them cross a busy street. Then he and his harmonica help out the town at in a difficult very funny! I did not learn to whistle until I was 16, so this was another book, like Whistle for Willie, that would have been an encouragement to me then. Of his This is one of my favorite stories of all time.

But don’t forget to practice practice practice!!! There is a basic understanding of the small town of the mid west. Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea.