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What could possibly go wrong when three intrepid mice decide to go into business painting houses? Find out in this colorful, hilarious storybook that boys and girls will want to read again and again. Hickory, Dickory and Doc are three brothers who just happen to be mice. They decide to go into business painting houses and launch The Hickory Dickory Doc House Painting Company! It was a brilliant plan! Hickory was a good salesperson. His job was to find customers. Dickory, the cleverest of the three brothers, would make lists of customers, their houses, and their selection of colors. Doc was the most artistic, and he would select and mix any color their customers might want. What could go wrong? As it turns out, a lot, when their list of customers gets turned upside down and they paint all the houses the wrong color. People don't know which house is which! In the end, lessons are learned, neighbors are friends, and The Hickory Dickory Dock House Painting Company is a great success. If you've heard of Mickey Mouse and the Three Blind Mice, you'll love the story of these three adventurous, adorable brothers: Hickory, Dickory, and Doc! Also available: Hickory Dickory Doc That Can't Be the Time! and Hickory Dickory & Doc Uncle Able to the Rescue.
An Australian poet-pirate-persona is a very good place to start describing this relentless-rhymer, but his books are as multidimensional as the renaissance man himself. Simon Mills is a gregarious, larger-than-life author who masterfully communicates on multiple levels. Courageously comedic and then soulful when you least expect it, his stories entertain the parent reader on one level and the youngster on another entirely. You will meet Violet the Virus who longingly loves people but has no idea she is harmful. You will meander through Venice with Pigeoni, the Italian consigliere whose fanciful-fairytales prove too much for his fellow feathered friends until they discover the remarkable truth of his character. Parables that ponder themes from bullying to self-belief in I Lost My Brave, and from racial harmony, in Cyril the Squirrel to social distancing dilemmas in I Lost My Hug.