From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-This latest installment about the irrepressible youngster is sure to appeal to her fans as well as to readers craving more Ramona Quimby-type books. Although Beany isn't quite up there with Beverly Cleary's famous character, Wojciechowski does have a solid grasp of modern-day children. Beany can't wait to be a flower girl in her favorite cousin's wedding. Actually, she's excited and scared at the same time. What if she has to wear a really ugly dress? What if she throws out all the flower petals before she gets to the end of the aisle? Beany's worries and concerns are endless. As readers will discover, Beany's best friend, Carol Ann, is a fount of not-so-helpful information. Still, most of the child's fears turn out to be unfounded and even the minor scrapes she gets herself into turn out fine. This young heroine proves to readers that things are rarely as bad as they might anticipate.Julie G. Shatterly, Gaston County Public Library, Gastonia, NC
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Gr. 3-5. The third in the series about Beany (Bernice Loraine Sherwin-Hendricks) finds her worried about her role as flower girl in her cousin Amy's wedding. She doesn't have enough money for the wedding present she wants to buy, and she fears her dress will be too full and scratchy. Her dress turns out to be just perfect, but then Beany wears it to school, getting it dirty and losing a button in the process. The dress is repaired, but on the day of the wedding, Beany is not sure she can make it down the aisle. Simple and satisfying, this is a good choice for readers past the beginning-chapter-book stage. Susanna Natti's pen-and-ink illustrations, which appear on almost every page, are full of good humor and just the right complement to the text. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved