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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—In this follow-up to Brownie & Pearl Step Out (S & S, 2009), Brownie, draped in a pink feather boa, applies pink lipstick, pink glitter, "rosy spray," and powder, and brushes her hair. Her cat gets a string of pearls around her furry neck and similar treatment. When they emerge from the bedroom, her parents exclaim, "You are so dolled up!" And "Brownie and Pearl know it." The simple text is set in big bold type and is perfect for beginning readers. Digitally rendered cartoon illustrations feature expressive close-ups of the "dolling up" routine and lots of pink—on fingernails, toes, bedding, and more.—Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT
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Brownie, the girl with the bobbed hairdo, and Pearl, her calico kitty, are in dress-up mode. Brownie finds a feather boa. “Pearl finds pearls.” From there, it's powder to lipstick to glitter. The often one-word text is so simple that this can be used as an early reader (“Lipstick?”). But the real draw is the endearing digitally rendered artwork, which fills the pages and features large, simple images that can be easily seen in group settings. Although few cats would allow themselves to be so gussied up, Pearl doesn't seem to mind; she's as excited as Brownie to be “so DOLLED UP!” Fun. Preschool. --Ilene Cooper
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 60L (What's this?)
  • Series: Brownie & Pearl
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416986316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416986317
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of numerous distinguished novels and picture books for young readers. In addition to her beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby, as well as her Cobble Street Cousins early-chapter series, she is also the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor Book A Fine White Dust, and two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books.

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My 4 year old loved this book!
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Overall, the book is a fun read and the illustrations are cute.
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My four-year-old and I love Brownie and Pearl.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Edema on September 7, 2010
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My three year old daughter (who will be four this week) loves the Brownie and Pearl books! My older two children were listening intently to Blueberries for Sal and Make Way for Ducklings at an early age, but this little one is very "busy" and has a shorter attention span. The Brownie and Pearl books are great for children who really can't sit still long enough to listen to a wordier book. My daughter loves this simple story about a little girl and her cat dressing up with feathers and pearls and glitter- all the things she loves to dress up with herself! The illustrations are cheery and colorful and appropriately simple. When I am able to find well written short books with a plot for my little girl (as opposed to books with one word per page that simply teach numbers, colors, or the like), I am thrilled because she is learning to love reading! She will work up to longer stories eventually, but for now, I am just so glad that she is learning to treasure books and time reading together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K VINE VOICE on September 28, 2010
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My four-year-old and I love Brownie and Pearl. They aren't super wordy, but the illustrations are so much fun.

I'm trying very hard to keep from preordering/buying all of them as new ones pop up.

And, Ms. Rylant, if you're reading this -- "Brownie and Pearl Clean Their Room" would make a a good addition to the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley White on January 16, 2011
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A great book! I bought this for my niece for Christmas and she loved it! She's already memorized the book. If you are familiar with Brownie & Pearl, and if you are not : these books are the best!
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