Monday, December 10, 2007

Freckleface Strawberry - Julianne Moore

There once was a normal little girl. She was seven, she was short and she could ride a bike. "She was just like everybody else except for one thing. She had red hair. And something worse... FRECKLES!" Everyone always had to make a comment about her freckles. Or they would call her names such as Freckleface Strawberry. She did everything she could to get rid of those freckles but nothing worked. Finally, Freckleface Strawberry received some unusual advice from a stranger and decided freckles weren't so bad after all.

Actress Julianne Moore has written a wonderful story that I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out was semi-autobiographical. The illustrations by LeUyen Pham are absolutely adorable and add to the charm of the book. Usually I try to avoid celebrity-authored picture books, but this one is definitely worth reading.

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