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A Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books

A Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books

Kevin Henkes
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Greenwillow Books, 1968   ISBN: 978-0060732110

This is a sweet-full sugary collection of little picture books in a boxed set with one book for each of the most popular holidays. "Lily's Chocolate Heart" celebrates Valentines Day; "Owen's Marshmallow Chick" delights in the candy of Easter; in "Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star" the joys of a red, white, and blue summer treat are enjoyed; "Julius's Candy Corn" highlights a Halloween confection; "Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick" completes the year with a Yuletide tale.

With the very simplest of text and delightfully funny stories, Kevin Henkes captures some of the wonderful things that children do when they are given sweet treats to enjoy. With his signature characters illustrated in bright colors, and with their singular and distinctive personalities, Lily, Owen, Wemberly, Julius, and Sheila Rae are sure to become fast favorites with small children and their families.