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Free to a good home / Colin Thompson.

By: Thompson, Colin, 1942- [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2009Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781741663181.Subject(s): Family life -- Children's picture books | Grandmothers -- Children's picture booksGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Sophisticated picture books.DDC classification: A823.3 Summary: "The Smith family has always been a little bit different. Their food is usually burnt, homework is a foreign country that they prefer not to visit, and their house is full of strange and unusual things. Other children might collect stray animals, but Peter and Sally Smith bring home an old lady from the local shopping mall. Mr and Mrs Smith aren't quite sure she should stay, but Granny bustles past them and settles right in. Maybe she's just what they've been missing."--Provided by publisher.
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What makes a home and a family? A beautiful, funny picture book from Colin Thompson   Most people don't like being different. They want exactly the same things as their neighbors, only bigger, and more of them. Yet no matter how much they have, they always feel there is something missing. The Smiths are not like other people. They might not be any good at cooking, or housework, or homework, but in their jumbled house full of strange things that will probably be useful one day, they are happy and content. Yet the Smiths, too, feel that there is something missing from their lives. And today the children went down to the shops and found it.

"The Smith family has always been a little bit different. Their food is usually burnt, homework is a foreign country that they prefer not to visit, and their house is full of strange and unusual things. Other children might collect stray animals, but Peter and Sally Smith bring home an old lady from the local shopping mall. Mr and Mrs Smith aren't quite sure she should stay, but Granny bustles past them and settles right in. Maybe she's just what they've been missing."--Provided by publisher.

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