Mr. Peabody's Apples By: Madonna
Mr. Peabody is the local baseball coach. He is loved by all, one day one of the boys Tommy Tittlebottom sees Mr. Peabody take an apple from the market without paying for it. He runs and tells all he friends. Soon all the boys come to watch him steal the apple, because he does so every day. Before you know it, none of the boys are coming to play baseball any more, except for Billy. When Billy comes to practice he tells Mr. Peabody what happened. Mr. Peabody says that things are not always what they seem and tells Billy that he pays for the apples on one day a week and then takes them when he wants them. He asks Billy to go get Tommy, when Tommy gets to Mr. Peabody he is taught a lesson on how words can hurt others and how you need to be careful about what you say if you don't know that it is true.
This is a beautiful story that everyone should read. It truly shows what can happen to someone when they are talked about. It has a powerful message and powerful pictures. I love it.
I purchased this book many years ago, so I do not know from where.