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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Meet Newt, surely the most amiable amphibian ever, as he discovers the secret to having a perfect day, finds a strange, fuzzy, bug, and makes a new friend on a dark night. A perfect match of warm, funny text and glowing illustrations, Newt is a book to delight and inspire beginning readers--even as Newt himself charms the hearts of all. Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC ...more
Published May 15th 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1996)
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Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
matt novak is a pretty good author. he writes good picture books. i'm too old for Newt, but since i'm new i just added it even though i read it several years ago.

so the overall verdict: not bad. you shouldn't regret reading this book even if it's not great. the main thing is, it's funny, and that's really all that matters, right?
Oct 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-reader
Three stories: the first one about a flower Newt dug up b/c it was pretty thinking "I wish I could keep it for always" but he ends up putting it back in the ground; the second story is about a bug Newt keeps as a pet; and the third story is about Newt comforting the Moon b/c he's scared of a shadow. This book seems to deal with possessiveness quite a bit.
Dec 10, 2010 marked it as to-read
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An early reader book
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A book I read when I was little. I think I liked it.
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Evyn really loved Newt! Will have to find more of these books for her.
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great early reader with tidy little stories. It's an uplifting read.
My son gives it two thumbs up.
May 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
I have donated all my kids' books to the Goodwill as they have grown--all except this one! I love it!
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