Saturday, December 8, 2012
Let's Hear it for the Girls! Part two
VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford with illustrations by Elanna Allen. Atheneum, 2012.
Violet really wants to own the blue china bird she spies on a table at the flea market. Now all she needs is a brilliant plan to come up with the money to buy it. Never fear: when Violet sets her mind to something, she can make it happen. <638>
STELLA BATTS NEEDS A NEW NAME
STELLA BATTS HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
both by Courtney Sheinmel with illustrations by Jennifer A. Bell. Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.
Meet Stella Batts who hates her name, loves her family and the family owned candy shop, has a baby sister and a best friend. She also, of course, has some problems. In on book, Stella falls asleep with gum in her mouth which necessitates a rather drastic haircut. In another book, one of Stella's classmates begins to call her Smella. Before long, though, Stella can make it through these problems, right? <639>