Hopefully the Scarecrow

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A scarecrow stands tall in the middle of the garden. He doesn’t remember his very beginning, but he is sure he was made with care and love. He does remember a girl who placed him on his stand and said, “Hopefully, the scarecrow will keep the birds away.” Now the scarecrow knew his name was Hopefully. The girl came and read stories to him every day, and he loved the stories. Every fall, she put him away in the shed, and every spring she brought him back out. Her books became bigger and the stories more exciting. But one spring it wasn’t the girl who came for him; it was someone else. Would she ever come back?

Michelle Houts has created a charming scarecrow character that little ones will care about. The story highlights the wonders of story within this story as well as the themes of friendship and hope. Sweet illustrations by Sara Palacios fill every page, and every illustration is filled with lots of fun details to keep young listeners eyes on the pages. The bright, cheery illustrations support and complete this sweet story. This is a perfect book for any time of year but especially for fall.

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Author Michelle Houts, Sara Palacios
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Publish Date 08-Aug-2023
ISBN 9780593206904 Buy this Book
Issue February 2024
Category Children's