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Elsie Times Eight

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Fairy godmothers are supposed to set things straight, but Elsie's fairy godmother sometimes sets things wrong. When she changes one Elsie into eight, the results make a mess for everyone, from Elsie's cat right on up to the Mayor. And the noise! Well, it's so bad that Elsie and her family, including cat and goats, have to look for somewhere else to live. But al comes out r ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 2001 by Michael Di Capua Books (first published 2001)
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Feb 08, 2017 Sally rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
I liked Babbitt's other books. This one was fun. But also a little disturbing. Not least of which was the you clown on the last page. Did not read it to my little.
Jun 06, 2009 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book is adorable!
When Elsie's hard-of-hearing Fairy Godmother thinks Elsie's mother wished for more Elsies, there is a problem. And when the Fairy Godmother tries to fix it, she only makes things worse.
Great illustrations, and a fun story. Share it with a child.
May 12, 2011 Amber rated it it was ok
Shelves: school, sy10-11
I picked this up at the library because it was on one of my "living math" book lists. This truly had nothing to do with math and wasn't even very entertaining. The illustrations were ok and the story was so-so. The kids were not impressed.
Dec 03, 2014 Cosette rated it it was amazing
This book is great - love the pictures - and the message
Sep 24, 2012 cheryl rated it it was ok
good story to read at the beginning of the school year- the puns plenty/twenty are fun but something about the middle (elsie's family having to move) seems flat and forced.
Oct 17, 2011 Melissa added it
Shelves: for-malie
This is one of my daughter's new favorite books. I got it at a discount at the grocery store but she loves it and it's very sweet. We love the illustrations. We've read it every night.
The Brothers
A hard of hearing fairy godmother turns a little girl into eight of herself and problems ensue.

Okay illustrations.
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Natalie Babbitt was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She had 3 children and was married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She was the grandmother of 3 and lived in Rhode Island.
She was a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, liter
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