Teaser Tuesday, we're supposed to share two “teaser” sentences from a random page in the book we are reading, without giving away any spoilers. This is a children's book and preschoolers don't care about spoilers, since they love to read a book over and over and over again. On the last page (notice that I'm giving you another spoiler), Grandad is the one asking the questions:
"How on earth did you do it? ... What was all that noise about? ... Did I hear shooting? ... Who was playing the violin? ... How did you move all that furniture? ... Where did that parrot come from? ... Did I hear a fire engine? ... Who were you talking to? ... Am I imagining things, Sandy?" And Sandy tells him, "The answers are all in the book, Grandad!"Now the surprise I found online. Amazon has a "poor copy" for £490.00 in the UK, and AbeBooks has a copy for US$ 796.86 shipped from the UK (maybe the same book?) and two in "very good" condition for US$ 334.71 and US$ 15.38. My copy, found in a free bin at a used book store several years ago, is in poor shape. Some pages have been torn (but none ripped out), and the book was discarded from a library in Louisiana. My cover is in good shape compared to the image above that I found online, with only bumped corners. The pages could be taped back together, and all the words and pictures are there. Neither of my libraries has a copy. What would you pay to own this book?