Lucky 7: What the Dormouse Said

Help your friends and family remember the days when Santa slipped down chimneys and Dr. Seuss was the authority on everything. What the Dormouse Said  is a perfect gift to return anyone to the joys of childhood and remind them of the wisdom that can be found in children’s books. This collection of quotes is available for $1.99 as an e-book through December 31, as part of this month’s Lucky 7 promotion.

You can buy What the Dormouse Said as an e-book at AMAZONBARNES & NOBLEKOBOGOOGLE, and APPLE.


This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. It’s the perfect gift for your sister, your mother, your brother, your nephew, your kid’s teacher, your daughter away at college, your son in the Navy, your mailman, your priest, for the old lady next door, or for the baby just born.

Most important, give it to yourself. It will help you remember why you loved reading in the first place.

Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children’s books, such as Charlotte’s WebPeter PanHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneEloiseSounderNumber the Stars, and Goodnight Moon, organized by topic, among them Acceptance, Goodness, Family Woes, and Growing Old.

On silence: “I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking.”–E. B.White, The Trumpet of the Swan

On reverence: “Dying’s part of the wheel, right there next to being born. . . . Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.”–Natalie Babbitt,Tuck Everlasting

On character:  “What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do.” -Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

On eating habits: “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.” -Laura Joffe Numeroff, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

On friendship: “True friends never owe each other anything.” -William Pene du Bois, Bear Circus

This little volume of big ideas captures the simplicity and insight of children’s literature. Amy Gash gathered this delightful collection from favorites both old and news — some of which she read as a child, like she was in this photo to the left. (Isn’t she adorable?) Nowadays Amy edits books for grown-ups, and she does so for Algonquin with this same wit and wisdom.

“Whether you’re chasing memories, looking for dimly remembered clarity or jus
t ideas for new pages to explore with a fresh mind, Ms. Gash has it covered.” The Dallas Morning News

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