Starred review. "...this timely parable is certainly something worth having." - Publishers Weekly

By Jon Agee Read by George Newbern Children’s Fiction / Family Life / Humorous English, Unabridged 6m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs December 9, 2014 $14.99 $12.99 9781633795037 Add to Cart
							Otis has an antique shop crammed to the gills with stuff. So he's delighted when someone comes in and buys it all. Next day, Suzie Gump arrives, the shop is empty, full of nothing, and Suzy loves it - and takes it all. Suzie has set a trend, and soon everybody is craving nothing - the stores are full of it. It's only when there's not even a towel for drying off after a bath that Suzie realizes she may have gone a bit too far.

“Agee’s satirical glimpse at modern consumerism is a must-have. Pairing the print and audio versions would provide the best of both worlds.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

Starred Review. "Whether enjoying this Zen-like book for the wacky conceit or the consumer critique, readers will readily recognize that the emperor has no clothes; this timely parable is certainly something worth having." - Publishers Weekly

"Cartoon illustrations set down in strong lines and colored with a soft palette make even the chaotic scenes seem uncluttered. Children will appreciate the foibles of people made foolish in their rush to have the latest thing (and, perhaps, see parallels in their own lives) in this satire on consumer-driven culture and mob mentality." - Booklist