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January 19, 2013

Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch Book Review

It's time to redecorate.
Pinch’s Aunt Hasty is staying true to her name. After selling her house before finding a new home, she realizes she doesn’t have a place for her couch so she sends it off to Pinch to take care of in the meantime. When movers show up at Pinch’s house with this most unwelcome gift, Pinch is outraged. This terrible couch with daring dashes of red doesn’t match his blue curtains, plus it won’t fit in his cozy house!
Pinch’s neighbor, Dash, comes to his friend’s rescue. Together they push. They shove. They try to find a place for the couch. Finally, Pinch comes up with a solution that will please both him and Dash.

Readers will enjoy watching the antics of the duo that was first introduced in Pinch and Dash Make Soup. Simple, yet satisfying, the second offering in this early reader series shows that you don’t always have to see eye to eye to build a lasting friendship.
Our Review:
While this book is appropriate for kids age 5 to 8 years old, DD, at 6 years old, is able to read this book without any assistance. In this book, Pinch received a couch from his aunt that he is supposed to keep until she finds a bigger place. His friend Dash came over to help him find a place for him. After much hard work and Pinch still unhappy about where the couch was in his apartment, he decided to move it to Dash's place since he likes it so much. What we liked about the book is that it focus on problem solving, offering a helping hand to those in need and friendship. We especially like that in the end, Pinch was able to figure out a solution that satisfied everyone. This is a great book for elementary school kids.

To buy it online or to find a retailer near you, please visit the Charlesbridge website.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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