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P.D. Eastman Quotes

35 of the best book quotes from P.D. Eastman
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“I have to find my mother!”
P.D. Eastman
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Are You My Mother?
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″ ‘Yes I know who you are,’ said the baby bird. “You are not a kitten. You are not a hen. You are not a dog. You are not a cow. You are not a boat, or a plane, or a Snort! You are a bird, and you are my mother.”
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“My baby will be here! He will want to eat.”
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“Are you my mother?”
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“The Snort put that baby bird right back in the tree. The baby bird was home!”
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“He did not know what his mother looked like. He went right by her. He did not see her.”
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″ I want to go home! I want my mother!”
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“Where is my mother?”
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“He looked way, way, up. He saw a big plane. ‘Here I am, Mother,’ ”
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“I did have a mother, I know I did. I have to find her. I will. I WILL!”
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“Did he have a mother?”
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“Then he saw a car. Could that old thing be his mother? No it could not.”
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“The dogs are all going around, and around, and around.”
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“Some big dogs and some little dogs going around in cars.”
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“The sun is up. The sun is yellow. The yellow sun is over the house. It is hot out here in the sun.”
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“A dog party! A big dog party! Big dogs, little dogs, red dogs, blue dogs, yellow dogs, green dogs, black dogs, and white dogs are all at a dog party! ”
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“Stop, dogs. Stop! The light is red now.”
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“Hello again. And now do you like my hat?”
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″ ‘Get up!’ It is day. Time to get going. Go, dogs. Go!”
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“The blue dog is in. The red dog is out.”
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“A dog over the water. A dog under the water.”
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“Look at those dogs go. Go, dogs. Go!”
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″ ‘Do you like my hat?’ ‘I do not like that hat.’ ”
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“Now it is night. Night is not a time for play. It is time for sleep. The dogs go to sleep. They will sleep all night.”
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“I do. What a hat! I like it! I like that party hat”
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“Mr. Bird was happy. He was so happy he had to sing. This was Mr. Bird’s song: ‘I love my house. I love my nest. In all the world my nest is best!’ ”
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“They went right to work. They needed many things to build their nest. First, they got some hay. They got some soda straws and broom straws. They got some sweater string. They got some stocking string. They got some horse hair. They got some man hair.”
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“soon they had all the hay, all the straw, all the string, all the stuffing, all the horse hair, and all the man hair they could carry. They took it all back to build their nest.”
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“Mr. and Mrs. Bird worked very hard. It took them the rest of the morning to finish their nest. ‘This nest is really the best!’ said Mrs. Bird. ‘I want to stay here forever.’ ”
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“Mr. Bird was very happy too. He flew to the top of his house. He sang is song again.”
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“Every day at twelve o’clock, Mr. Parker came to the church. Mr. Parker came to pull a rope. The rope went up to the Birds’ new nest. The rope rang the big bell right under Mrs. Bird’s nest.”
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“When Mr. Bird came in, all he could see was a mess of hay and string and stuffing and horse hair and man hair and straws. Where was Mrs. Bird?”
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″ ‘I will look for her until I find,’ said Mr. Bird. He looked high. He looked low. He looked everywhere for Mrs. Bird.”
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“Mr. Bird went in. And there was Mrs. Bird! Sitting there, singing! ‘I love my house, I love my nest. In all the world this nest is best.’ ”
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″ Mrs. Bird smiled. ‘I used to hate it,’ she said. ‘But a mother bird can change her mind. You see there’s no nest like an old nest for a brand new bird!’ ”

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