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All For a Dime!

A Bear and Mole Story

Will Hillenbrand


List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/20/2015)


Join Bear, Mole, and their friend Skunk at the market—and see how far a dime can get you.
Bear's fresh-picked blueberries are a hit on Market Day—but Skunk and Mole have trouble attracting any customers. To drum up interest they switch places and sample each other's wares.  Skunk delights in spritz after spritz of her own perfume—each one costing a dime—while Mole eats handfuls of the worms he gathered, paying Skunk one dime apiece.
At the end of the day, the two friends have sold out—but somehow they've only got a dime between them! Luckily, Bear made enough dimes to buy them some ice cream to share—topped with the last of his blueberries.
Will Hillenbrand's Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.  Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again.
Don't miss the other Bear and Mole titles, including Off We Go!, Spring is Here, and First Star!

Praise For All For a Dime!: A Bear and Mole Story

"Exuberant, naïve entrepeneurs risk 'all for a dime' in this rib-tickling read aloud."—Kirkus Reviews
"The humor is high in this fun story . . . a good choice for story hours."—Booklist
"Hillenbrand's mixed-media artwork should provoke plenty of giggles, as he plays up the smelly, squirmy disruptions Skunk and Mole inflict on the fair, as well as the joy they get out of their less-than-hot-ticket items."—Publishers Weekly

Holiday House, 9780823436842, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

About the Author

Will Hillenbrand has written and illustrated a wide range of picture books for children, including the popular Bear and Mole series. Spring Is Here won the Please Touch Museum Book Award. What a Treasure! a Pennsylvania One Book, was written with his spouse Jane Hillenbrand. Will lives in Ohio, and is the Illustrator and Author in Residence at Kent State University.  Find him on the web at