When Charlie McButton lost power

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, Mar 22, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, Charlie McButton's entire technological world begins to fall apart and only a set of batteries will help save his empire, yet when he goes to take the batteries from his sister's favorite doll, Charlie realizes that his technical obsession may have gotten a bit out of control.

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User Review  - EmmaBrockwell - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading the book, When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins. The rhyming and illustrations in this book kept you entertained while also teaching a valuable lesson. This is ... Read full review

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User Review  - ekbrumley - LibraryThing

I checked this book out almost 2 months before I got to use it - it is written in rhyming verse, and can be used to teach prediction, character traits, problem resolution. It makes a great mystery box book when you pull out a gameboy, a play station and a deck of cards - let the prediction begin!! Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Suzanne Collins received a M.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing. Since 1991, she has been a writer for children's television shows. She has worked on the staffs of several shows including Clarissa Explains it All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment's Clifford's Puppy Days. Her books include The Underland Chronicles; The Hunger Games series, and When Charlie McButton Lost Power.

Kristyn Crow lives in Layton, Utah. This is her first book.

Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia. His "A Is for Salad" was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book.

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