Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Genevieve Leloup

A little girl hysterically refuses any of "these clothes" and proceeds to tell the reader why in increasingly wacky rhymes. Starting with "too purpley" and "too prickly" and moving on to "too zippery" and "too polka-dotty", every outfit is displayed and rejected until she finds one that is "just right."

Parents may groan at giving their offspring more vocabulary to increase their pickiness, but the engaging rhymes and wacky outfits make it clear it's all just in good fun.

Verdict: This quick little read is perfect for toddlers and any budding fashion-lovers.

ISBN: 978-1599903071; Published January 2010 by Bloomsbury; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

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