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Chicken Soup for the Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children (Chicken Soup for the Soul) [Paperback]

By Lisa McCourt (Adapted by), Pat Grant Porter (Illustrator) & Bert Dodson (Illustrator)
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Item description for Chicken Soup for the Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children (Chicken Soup for the Soul) by Lisa McCourt, Pat Grant Porter & Bert Dodson...

Presents stories dealing with topics of love, kindness, friendship, and family life.

Publishers Description
As an original hardcover, each of these books sold over 150,000 copies. Due to frequent requests, HCI is now re-releasing the stories in one paperback, complete with a Chicken Soup for the Soul look and size. Each offers a lesson on how to make the world a better place. These inspirational stories are sure to put smiles on the faces of children everywhere. In "The Goodness Gorillas," the friends of the Goodness Gorilla Club have lots of great plans But what will they do about Todd, the meanest kid in the class?In "The Best Night Out with Dad," Danny has a new friend, and an important decision to make. Will he get to see the circus after all?In "The Never-Forgotten Doll," Ellie want s to give a special gift to Miss Maggie, the best babysitter in the world. But everything is going wrong How will she show Miss Maggie how much she loves her?

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HCI
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.47" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.33"
Weight:   0.37 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Age  4-8
Series  Chicken Soup For Little Souls  
ISBN  1558748121  
ISBN13  9781558748125  

Availability  0 units.

More About Lisa McCourt, Pat Grant Porter & Bert Dodson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Award-wining author Lisa McCourt has written over thirty books for children, including the Stinky Face books. She lives with her family in Boca Raton, Florida.
Cyd Moore has illustrated many books for children, including the Stinky Face series. She lives in South Carolina, but you can visit her at

Lisa McCourt currently resides in Boca Raton, in the state of Florida.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Values > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General

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Books > Inspiration > Motivation > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Chicken Soup for the Little Souls: 3 Colorful Stories to Warm the Hearts of Children (Chicken Soup for the Soul)?

Chicken Soup for Little Souls  Nov 4, 2005
Although I am a bit over the age this book was directed at, I still find this book really great. The illustrations are simply beautiful, and the story is simple but powerful.
It's about a boy who goes to his annual trip to the circus with his Dad. He meets a new friend who has never gone to the circus before. When his friend meets a problem, the boy has to help him out.
It's really an example of what we all should be like.
One of our favorite books (and we have LOTS)  Oct 4, 2001
I get teary every time I read this with my children. It is a wonderful story and teaches a great lesson in sharing and giving something love so that someone else can experience that joy -- and how wonderful you feel for having given it away.
A very nice story about sharing  Apr 28, 2000
On his way to the circus, Danny makes a new friend. The meeting leads up to an important decision. This tender story pulled at my heart strings as well. I'm sure it brought tears to my eyes the first time I read it.

Lively illustrations accompany the tender story. Definitely a must for any little boy or girl's bookshelf.

Clear Values for Families of all Faiths  Nov 28, 1998
This set of books wonderfully illustrates the values of putting others ahead of yourself and the joy that can come from making others happy. The illustrations are engaging to children and the stories hold their attention. I have used these three books with children from three years to twelve years of age in a childcare setting and was very pleased with the way they held the children's attention and at the discussion generated during and after the story.
Presents Animals in an archaic manner.  Nov 25, 1998
Although I liked the idea of the child and the father enjoying themselves at the circus, the kind of circus displayed is slowing, thankfully dying out. Using elephants, bears and tigers to entertain humans is becoming less accepted as they are replaced with domestic animals. Presenting to the children in the 90's images of wild animals performing gives this practice a stamp of approval it shouldn't get.I feel the authors and publishers of children's books should be more responsible for the images and ideas they project to children. Putting a light-hearted spin on what is basically the imprisonment and forced performance of wild animals is wrong. If they were to research it a bit, they would find the elephants are shackled 22 out of 24 hours a day, let off their chains only for the daily performance and many end up going insane from their lack of freedom. The dancing bears were taught this un-natural act in cruel ways, especially if they are from Russia and were tortured with yanks on a nose ring until bullied into these jigs for profit. Tigers are simply whipped, poked, shocked and caged.A modern type of circus would be a more aware and humane choice to present,like the troop from France that uses mostly people for the acts,like contortionists, jugglers, clowns with the occasional poodle who jumps hurtles.The same basic story could have been told and the same opportunities would exist for colourful illustrations, without continuing to validate the idea of using wild animals for our means to our children. Thanks, LeeAnn Baker

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