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Room Enough for Daisy

Daisy is upset because her bedroom is too small for the new toys she is expecting for her birthday.

Her mother brings in a box and says, "This box will make your room bigger." It is filled with stuff she was supposed to give away to her synagogue's rummage day.

room enough for daisyBut as Daisy unpacks the box, her room gets even smaller.

Writers Debby Waldman and Rita Feutl have adapted this morality tale from an Eastern European folktale.

The message is clear: clutter is a sign of our inability to let go of possessions that we are no longer using. It's a good deed to give things away. When we do, it's possible to change our way of thinking — just as Daisy does (Orca Books, 2011).


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