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by Pat Cummings
When Alex's father can't get home in time for her birthday, even his gift of a beautiful carousel can't make up for it. From the marvelous opening spread that shows Mom brushing Alex's hair to fabulous pictures of Alex and her carousel animals playing in the moonlight, Cummings has created a stunning book that will thrill youngsters with its magic. Full color.
Published April 1st 1994 by Bradbury Press
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I like this book because it was about a birthday party and Alex said that she had ice-cream for her party and she had special friends who took a picture of her. Carousel reminded me of my party because she opened up presents like I did at my birthday party. I also got cake and ice-cream for my party. I also had to blow out my birthday candles. In closing, I like this book because it reminded me of my birthday party.
What I loved about this book was that the main character is a young African-American girl who experiences a lot of unpopular emotions like ANGER! And the book does not skirt around this, but rather describes her perspective in depth and shows how she loses herself in a dream one night. Her father is involved and loving. Her mother disciplines her in a way that is appropriate. A lot of times, in kids' books, there isn't any discipline. In addition to this, only one relationship is often shown ...more