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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Too Purpley! - Jean Reidy (Picture Book)

Released January 2010

Reviewed by Bob Walch

The little fashion plate in this picture book just can’t make her mind up when it comes to selecting what to wear. She shouts, “Not these clothes!” when her mother brings in a towering pile of clothing. As she tries on various dresses, tops, pants, or sweaters, they are either too tickly, too prickly, too itchy, too stripey, too baggy or, yes, too purple!

Nothing seems to work. Remarkably, by the final page of this picture book the little girl does find something she declares is “So Comfy! Just right.”

Before you close the book, though, take a look at the opposite page because you’ll notice the rear of a school bus as it heads down the road.

Talk about a cute ending! Is the little girl on the bus OR was this just a ploy so that she would miss it?  You’ll have to decide!

A toddler will not will not grasp the significance of the little school bus illustration, but Mom or Dad might try to explain it. Or not! 

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