(An In-Case-You-Missed It Review) Big PB Planet applause for The Most Beautiful Kid in the World by Jennifer A. Ericsson, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh (Tambourine Books, William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1996). Grandma's coming over to celebrate her birthday at Annie's house! Mama picks out an "nice" outfit for Annie to wear... but the shoes are pinchy, the tights are droopy, and the tag on the dress is scratchy! So while Mama finishes getting dinner ready, Annie gives herself an Annie-style makeover. Will Grandma agree that Annie's efforts have made her "the most beautiful kid in the world?" A gentle and terrifically funny "different drummer" story, with Meddaugh's visuals of Meddaugh's Mama's expectations vs. Annie's reality stealing the show. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Posted by Ame Dyckman at 7:24 AM