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Knopf, Aug 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Paisley has been sitting on the shelf at Big & Little Toys too long. He’s seen other animals come and go, but somehow he’s never found his perfect match. And so, taking matters into his own hands, Paisley sets off on a quest to find the special someone he knows is out there for him. He braves many perils in his search, but his intrepid determination is rewarded when he finds the girl of his dreams at last.

Well, that’s the way Paisley tells the story. Maggie Smith’s wonderfully warm and touchable pictures tell a different tale. In truth, Paisley is mistakenly thrown away, tossed about, and then left in the lost and found at Lolly’s Laundry, where a curious little girl happily discovers him.

But when Pearl and Paisley get together, it doesn’t matter who found who—they are a perfect match.
Children will laugh at Paisley’s almost-true telling of his tale and will readily understand his need to feel like he’s in control. Sure to melt your heart, this is a love story that celebrates the power of a positive outlook.

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An unwanted blue elephant waited in the toy store patiently for her perfect match. One day she finally decided to set out on her own to find her perfect owner. She traveled through the city, took a ... Read full review

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Paisley is a little blue paisley-patterned elephant. Paisley waited hopelessly day after day in the toy store to find her perfect match. But her perfect match never came, so Paisley decided to go out ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Maggie Smith is the author and illustrator of many enchanting picture books. The author lives in Westerly, RI.

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