Cover image for Volcano deluxe / by Ariel Bernstein ; illustrated by Mike Malbrough.
Volcano deluxe / by Ariel Bernstein ; illustrated by Mike Malbrough.

Publication Information:
New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Physical Description:
85 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
"Warren and Dragon have found the best toy ever...they've found the Volcano Deluxe Building Set Supreme! It shoots lava three feet in the air. The only problem is it costs a lot of money. But they will make money by having a bake sale! Or a magic show! Or a car wash! And give all the money they make to charity...adds Warren's sister. WHAT?!"-- Back cover.
Audience/Reading Level:
Ages 5-8.
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BER Book Junior Collection

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Warren has been invited to a birthday party by one of his new classmates, so it's birthday present shopping time! And the first toy he spots, a Deluxe Volcano Building Set Supreme, is perfect . . . for himself.

It's too much money, his mother tells him, choosing another gift for his classmate. But Warren can't stop thinking about exploding volcanoes, and soon he and Dragon are thinking up ways to make money and buy the Volcano Set for themselves. A bake sale? A magic show? A car wash? All great ideas . . . that is until Warren's sister misinterprets their personal fund-raising for charity fund-raising and decides that everything they earn should go to the local children's hospital.

Does this mean that Warren and Dragon will have to give all the money they make away? Good bye Deluxe Volcano Building Set Supreme!

Author Notes

Ariel grew up outside of Philadelphia (developing cheesesteak obsession), went to college at Barnard in New York (developing sushi obsession), and now lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her family (developing marshmallow obsession). She doesn't have a pet dragon, but does have the occasional herd of deer show up in the backyard.

Besides writing children's books, she's worked in a movie theatre, at a Baskin Robbins, as a camp counselor, a paralegal, in human resources, and as a stay-at-home mom.
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