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Too Purpley! (Too! Books) Hardcover – January 19, 2010
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PreSchool-Grade 2—A girl dressing for the day has a hard time deciding what she will wear. Her choices are shown in bright illustrations that include her similarly attired pet turtle. The clothes are "too purpley…too itchy…too feathery," etc. Some of her outfits are shown on spreads: "too stripey" has stripes everywhere, including across the letters and on the turtle, which is trying to creep off the page. In "too matchy," her dress is exactly like the slipcover on a chair. This little fashionista is not a princess or a Fancy Nancy, so her eventual choice is an outfit that is "comfy." This fun book has lots of descriptive words that tickle the ear, great colors and patterns, and a charming protagonist.—Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
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Author Reidy’s first picture book features an insistent young girl (and future fashionista) who finds fault with every outfit she is offered. Her complaints range from “too purpley” to “too feathery” to “too polka-dotty” and everything in between. Leloup, also in her picture-book debut, manages to follow Reidy’s imaginative, rhyming text, illustrating such challenges as “too matchy” (a dress with the same pattern as the wallpaper, carpeting, and chair) and “too baggy” (a jumper that looks as if it were created from a brown paper bag, including pinked edges). Luckily for everyone, she manages to find something (“So comfy! Just right”) in time to catch the school bus. Children and parents are sure to identify with this girl’s sartorial issues, and Leloup’s whimsical watercolors highlight the absurdity of her choices. Pair this with Margaret Chodos-Irvine’s Ella Sarah Gets Dressed (2003) for an apparel-themed story hour. A companion volume, Too Pickley!, is in the works. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Kay Weisman
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I think it's best for 4 or younger because it's like a few words each oage