Priscilla liked collecting things.

Not any one type of thing in particular. She collected little things, big things, ordinary things, just things in general. Priscilla was a pack rat.

Priscilla tries to pick out birthday presents for her friends, but has trouble parting with her favorite finds. In the end, Priscilla learns to value the party — and her friends — more than the presents!

Includes a Note to Parents and Other Caregivers by Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, with more information about cutting down on clutter, and the difference between collecting and potential hoarding behaviors.

Reviews & Awards
  • Winner, Children's Fiction, 2016 Independent Press Awards

This is a book designed to discuss clutter and hoarding tendencies in kids, and it does so in a mild, easy manner...Adorable felted characters and found objects create a visually interesting story that you can also turn into a little game of I Spy with little ones: there are plenty of things to find!
—Mom Read It

Additional Tabs

Claudine Crangle has first-hand experience as a pack rat. She searched for months filling her pockets with all of the things you find in this book. Now that she has shared them here, she is excited about giving them all away to make room for new adventures. Learn more at her website.