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Something Beautiful (2002)

Author: Wyeth, S.D. Illustrator: Soentpiet, Chris
Publisher: Random House
Number of pages: 32 pages

A little girl longs to see beyond the scary sights on the sidewalk and the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word "beautiful" on the blackboard, the girl decides to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood. Miss Delphine serves her a beautiful fried fish sandwich at her diner. At Mr. Lee's beautiful fruit store, he offers her an apple. Old Mr. Sims invites her to touch a smooth stone he always carries. Beautiful means“something that when you have it, your heart is happy,” the girl thinks, as her search for something beautiful leaves her feeling much happier.

ISBN 13: 978-0440412106
Reading Level (grade): 2.5
Reading Level (A-Z): K