Tuesday, July 28, 2020

DOWNTOWN! Brownie and Pearl See the Sights by Cynthia Rylant

Sometimes you've just got to be out and about!

Brownie must have her handbag. Pearl has to find her toy mouse. Brownie has her scarf and snow boots. At last Pearl has her toboggan cap and scarf and her blue mouse in her mouth. They head downtown.


They make the hat shop their first stop. Brownie tries on a floppy hat with great big flowers on the brim. Pearl picks a brown derby with a jaunty feather in the hat band. They giggle.

Then the two move on the the shoe shop. Brownie tries some high heels, but they're not easy to walk in. Pearl puts her paws into some tall cowboy boots. They giggle.

What's next?

It's not a trip to town without a stop at the sweet shop. Brownie and Pearl pick out their cupcakes and seat themselves at a little round table with the fancy curved chairs. Brownie has a big bite of her cupcake, without taking the cherry off the top.

There's only one place they want to go now. They've seen the sights and now they need a nap!

And for a nap--there's no place like home!

And there's no place like a big easy chair with pillow and blanket for the two sleepy shoppers, in Cynthia Rylant's easy-reading Brownie & Pearl See the Sights (Beach Lane Books). The versatile Cynthia Rylant is the Newbery Award-winning author of Missing May (Scholastic Gold) the author of a Caldecott Honor Award, When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books), and has written the beloved beginning readers series, Henry And Mudge First Book and Mr. Putter and Tabby Set of 4 Books : Bake the Cake, Feed the Fish, Pick the Pears, Row the Boat. and her new series about a girl and her hat are just the thing for preschoolers on the way to becoming emergent readers. Illustrator Brian Biggs provides the soft artwork that sets the safe and cozy mood for Rylant's series.

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