Sunday, August 15, 2010
Petunia Pepper's Picture Day by Cathy Breisacher
Everybody knows that if it's time for your school picture you're going to have a bad hair, a zit on your face, some bruising or scratches from a fall or something. School pictures never turn out nice...
This is a very cute picture book illustrated by Christian Elden and has been published by Warner Press. Net Galley provided this ebook edition for my review.
The author has a very good idea of how hard it is to stay clean when you're a kid. Things just seem to happen. I know my Mom got real mad at me when my cousins and I played baseball in a cow field on Easter and I slid in to home plate with my new white Easter dress on. (I mean, what's the big deal with a bit of cow poop?) At least I wasn't getting my school picture taken!
Petunia Pepper has never had a really good school picture, so she made up her mind that this year would be different. She got all ready for school and was picture perfect. But it was a long way to school...
Young children will love the tales of her misadventures on the way - and the ending is great. I recommend this book for children in grades K-4,they will love the magical illustrations and the gyrations poor Petunia goes through. A fun read! And it's now available at your local bookstore - check it out.