Tim would love to get a skate board for his birthday. He knows
exactly the one he wants. He also knows his chances of getting it are
slim to nonexistant. His dad has too many bills to pay.
The can man used to have a job and an apartment in Tim's
building. He's been down on his luck. He'd like to get a jacket to
replace his old torn one before winter sets in.
Tim decides to collect cans and cash them in to get his skate
board. He does quite well, but when he learns of the can man's plight
his skate board doesn't seem quite so important. When he and his
friends cash in his returnables he sees snow start to fall.
Laura E. Williams' warm, beautifully illustrated book (where in
the end both Tim and the can man get what they want by helping each
other) can be the spring board for so many talks about caring and
helping one another. It's worth its weight in gold.
On a personal note, my son, my baby just turned 16.
A great big shout out goes out to the wonderful young man I am so
Julia Emily Hathaway
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