Busiest Street in Town


Book Information

Knopf Books for Young Readers 2009

Cars speed up and down her street everyday. So much so, Agatha can’t even cross the street to visit her friend Eulalie. Agatha decides it’s time to put matters into her own hands. She sets her old wing-back chair down in the middle of the street. A story of what a neighborhood can be if we just slow down.

978-0375840203  Ages 4-7  40 pages

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


"Agatha Walker does not want to live on the busiest street in town!Rushmore Boulevard is the busiest street in town—until Agatha May Walker decides to do something about it. Armed with a batch of Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps, a wingback chair, a card table, and a Parcheesi set, Agatha and her best friend, Eulalie Scruggs, take to the street to reclaim it from the noisy cars, motorcycles, and giant trucks that rumble by all day long. Can these lifelong friends convince their neighbors to stop and smell the honeysuckle, listen to the mariachi band, and best of all, sample the Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps?In this charming picture book about slowing down, a laid-back attitude is the best kind. So sit for a spell and give it a whirl!"--from the publisher

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