Monday, October 24, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

Birdie's Happiest Halloween
by Sujean Rim

This week's pick is from Cottager, Anika Denise

What it's all about . . .
Birdie, a feisty fashionista, searches for the just-right Halloween costume. Will it be one of the historical figures she sees in the museum: Albert Einstein, Sandra Day O'Connor, or Eleanor Roosevelt? The suspense builds, until Birdie's choice (spoiler alert) is revealed. Her friends think she's dressed up as the First Lady, but Birdie corrects them—she's the first lady president of the United States!

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
Rim's Birdie is as charming and modern as ever in this latest installment of the popular series. Plus, it has a lovely message of empowerment for girls, which feels especially timely in this election year. 

My favorite line(s) . . .
"Over the next few days,
Birdie enjoyed the colorful fallen leaves, 
ate candy apples
and even scored the winning touchdown!
But she never stopped thinking about Halloween."

Most scrumptious illustration . . .

From Birdie's Happiest Halloween © 2016 Sujean Rim

Why kids will love it . . .
Kids will love the warm collage illustrations of Birdie, her dog Monster, and all of their friends frolicking in fall leaves, wearing fuzzy sweaters, munching Halloween candy and donning adorable costumes.

Why grown-ups will love it . . .
The book's "you can be anything you want to be" message is positive and affirming.

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