Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One Busy Day

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One Busy Day: A Story for Brothers and Sisters
by Lola M Schaefer
Illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Disney Hyperion Books, 2014. Picture Book

Lola would like to play with her older brother Spencer, but he is always too busy.  Instead of moping she makes her own fun, pretending to be an artist, a ballerina and a princess. Soon Spencer wants to join in her game and the two of them defend their imaginary castle together.  Schaefers' simple text is printed in large whimsical font.  The story is mostly told through Meserve's vibrant illustrations that are reminiscent of Mercer Mayer or Marice Sendak.  This is a great title for families to share together.


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