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Review, The New York Times Book Review, June 5, 2011:
“Blackall’s softly colored illustrations manage to make even stretched-out rats look adorable.”

Starred review, Booklist, May 15, 2011:
"Stevens’ spot-on story about every mother’s nightmare, the group grocery-store shop, is matched by Blackall’s delicious art...This is a book that’s clever in every sense of the word: skillful, original, and witty."

Starred review, School Library Journal, July 1, 2011:
"Don’t miss this hilarious shopping trip."

About the Author

APRIL STEVENS is the author of Waking Up Wendell, which received two starred reviews and was a 2008 Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Kirkus Reviews called it "as absolutely charming as a sunny morning can be." She also wrote an adult novel, Angel, Angel.

SOPHIE BLACKALL received the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New Talent. She is the illustrator of Meet Wild Boars, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon selection; Jumpy Jack & Googily; What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?; Summer Is Summer; and others. A native of Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at sophieblackall.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade; 1 edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375853375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375853371
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #854,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on March 25, 2013
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This is a story about a family of ferrets. They all have "F" names except Edwin the baby. He is learning to talk and the words he says are very typical of babies learning to talk! My grandson is an Edwin and is learning to talk so the book is a perfect fit!
It was a used library book but in great condition with only one page with crayon marks!
Love it and cannot wait to read to our little boys!
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How cute is baby Edwin in his little striped sleeper? Mrs. Finnemore gets major points for her ability to present her children so adorably that you don't even see their horrid behavior coming. The girls wear sweet print dresses, finished off with a contrasting bow tucked behind one ear, while the boys sport a nice mix of prints and solids. Too bad they are not one-quarter as well behaved as they are well-dressed.

Mrs. Finnemore seems so well put together on the surface. Her sleek white fur is perfectly smoothed back, and her banana yellow pocketbook matches her pumps exactly. She wears a print dress similar to her daughters, and smiles sweetly she loads all five ferret children into her baby blue car for a quick grocery trip. Mrs. Finnemore has it going on!

We see a crack in the facade when the baby blue car arrives at the grocery store with her banana yellow purse teetering on the roof. Her neatly attired children are actually wild beasts who somersault through the aisles and knock over displays of canned goods with their wrestling matches. Mrs. Finnemore simply ignores her children's behavior, serenely tossing fruit into her cart. She is in her own world - so much so that she manages to switch carts with another shopper, leaving poor Edwin behind. When the carts are switched back, the sugar needed to make Edwin's birthday cake rolls away with the other shopper.

To the Finnemores, it sounds as though Edwin is just babbling. Sure, most of his words are made up nonsense, but he is more coherent than they give him credit for. Only Edwin realizes there isn't any sugar for his cake in the cart, calling out "Sweetin do a bye bye" as the cart rolls away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By curlgirl34 on October 1, 2012
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We purchased this book after checking it out at our local library. My 5 and 2 year old love it! They think Edwin is hilarious!!
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Edwin Speaks Up is a great story for kids. Baby Edwin is just having a typical day with his family. His mother is distracted and misses out on Edwin's baby-talk which is hilarious. My son ROARS out loud laughing every time we get to the part where Edwin babbles out something. This makes the story fun on two levels. My four year old enjoys the story for the action and the baby-talk. But he's also starting to understand that Edwin is really talking about something and not just babbling. It's also fun because it's about a family with 4 kids and a very distracted mother. My son likes the part where the mom gets confused. :) The art is very crisp and there are no downsides to this book. Easy to read, and fun.
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By E. S. on January 28, 2014
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Perfect book for bedtime story laughs! You will enjoy it as you fall in love with baby Edwin! Cute and funny!
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