Dressing Up Is Hard To Do: Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
ON SCHOOL DAYS, SOCCER DAYS, AND RAINY DAYS, SOMEONE ELSE ALWAYS CHOOSES WHAT ZOE WILL WEAR.
But it's Saturday and the possibilities are endless.
Zoe knows that the clothes make the day.
But what kind of day will it be? If it's a spinning-till-she's-as-light-as-a-feather day, the full purple circle skirt will be perfect. But if it's a cartwheel sort of a day, Zoe will need to wear her pink polka-dot leotard and tights. Hmmmmmm!
Mama calls impatiently from downstairs.
"ZOE! COME ON!"
"ALMOST READY, MAMA!" CALLS ZOE.
But Zoe's mind is already spinning and cartwheeling away. The skirt and the tights drop to the floor as she imagines other possibilities. If it's a collecting day, she'll need something with lots and lots of pockets. But if it's a hide-and-seek sort of day, her green outfit and a flowery headband will help her blend in with the outdoor scene. On the other hand... does she want to meld with the background or does she want to make a statement--in a ruffly, shrimp-colored skirt and a lo-o-ong trailing scarf....?
Getting dressed is hard to do in Bethanie Murguia's brand-new Zoe Gets Ready (Scholastic, 2012). Parents who are veterans of the wardrobe wars will laugh ruefully and groan inwardly as the rejected outfits pile up on the floor, but little girls will understand Zoe's dilemma perfectly as her glance falls on those gauzy fairy wings still hanging on her closet door. What if it's a fly-in-the-sky day? A girl needs to be prepared for anything, and there's only one thing to do....
Can she wear it all?