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THE EMPTY LOT by Dale H. Fife


by Dale H. Fife & illustrated by Jim Arnosky

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-28167-0

Harry has come to look over a lot he's selling—his buyers plan a parking garage or a factory—but finds that the area already has plenty of tenants: a tree is an apartment house for birds; frogs and insects share the stream; children have built a tree house. Henry changes his sign: ``Occupied Lot. P.S. Every square inch in use.'' Didactic but not aggressively so. Reverting to his earlier cartoon style, Arnosky lightens the mood while still observing the wildlife with a practiced eye. (Picture book. 4-9)