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The Do-Something Day
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Children's picture book, late 80s/early 90s: a child walks home from school collecting items from local shop owners. [s]

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Arielle | 6 comments This is a kid's book that I would have read in the late 80s or early 90s. I don't have the impression that it was old at the time, but the copy I'm remembering had those library bindings so I could be off base.

What I remember is a kid walking home from school in the city (possibly New York) passing all kinds of shops like a grocery store and a bakery. The kid stops in each one of them to talk to the shopkeeper and asks for a donation for a party (or something) that's happening, so the grocery store owner gives a basket of apples (or something), the baker gives some day-old pastries, etc.

It's a picture book and I remember images of the kid walking down the street. I lived in the suburbs and walked to school and remember thinking how cool it would be to pass a bunch of shops on my walk to school - that was my #1 impression from this book that's stuck with me ever since.

This has been driving me crazy for many years and I have looked on and off for this book without success!


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Adele | 1221 comments This is just a guess: Niki's Walk
You can see a few pictures here: https://www.amazon.com/Nikis-Walk-Jan...


Arielle | 6 comments Good thought but I don’t think that’s it. The description says it’s “wordless” and the book I’m thinking of definitely has text, and I think the pictures were slightly less realistic.


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Ayshe | 4272 comments So he just asked, they didn't make him work? I remembered this (unsolved) search: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Arielle | 6 comments I think it might be the same book. I remember the grapes! I wish that one was solved!


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Adele | 1221 comments Great connection, Ayshe! I'm fairly confident the other search is looking for The Do-Something Day . The Do-Something Day by Joe Lasker based on this description: http://rabbitroom.com/2016/04/the-do-...
Do you think that is your book as well, Arielle?


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Ayshe | 4272 comments Adele wrote: "Great connection, Ayshe! I'm fairly confident the other search is looking for The Do-Something Day . The Do-Something Day by Joe Lasker based on this description: http://rabbit..."

Aah, there are the baguette and the grapes :) Great find!


Arielle | 6 comments Yes! That's it! This is amazing.


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Adele | 1221 comments Yay!! Teamwork! :-D


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