Enter the Anti-Nancy: Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy
TOO ITCHY! TOO SCRATCHY!
TOO STITCHY! TOO MATCHY!
Some mornings, no matter what the wardrobe has to offer, nothing will work. In Jean Reidy's new schoolday dressing saga, Too Purpley! (Bloomsbury, 2010), our young anti-fashionista finds fault with every outfit her mother offers. Everything in her closet is TOO something. Dotty, zippery, stripey, flowery--nothing feels or looks just right. The power of an all-wrong outfit even transforms her walls and toys into everything about the faulty frock she rejects. The reader holds her breath until the final outfit finally makes the cut! Ah! Perfect! With her matching knapsack, our plain Jane is at last bouncing off to school on the that big yellow bus!
Genevieve Leloup's cartoon-style kindergartner's little round face registers all emotions as she goes through one ensemble after another proffered by her long-sufering mom. Kids and moms will both find a giggle at these over-the-top outfits and recognize the all-too-familiar dressing dilemma in this funny and insightful little story.