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Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale

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"An 'Ample Roundy Fish' named Miss Doreen Randolph-Potts stars in this testament to the power of positive thinking (or dumb luck). On her way to visit a 'second cousin twice removed who's just had 157 babies,' the babushka-wearing, umbrella-toting Doreen is hooked by a fisherman, snatched up by a heron, and dropped in a potentially fatal plummet. But Doreen only sees the upsides: 'What a remarkable swimmer I am!' she says as she's pulled to the surface on the fishhook. Not so for Lloyd-Jones's (Just Because You're Mine) tut-tutting narrator, who is quick to point out to Doreen that 'The one thing you're not is lucky. This may be the most awful day of your life. Worse — it may be your... last.' Is the narrator meant to be snarky, ironic, or genuinely concerned? It isn't always clear. There's no ambivalence, however, in Boiger's (the Tallulah books) waterfront scenes, with their pretty, gossamer washes of blues and greens and relatable, comically drawn characters. The images leave no doubt that Doreen will end up right where she's supposed to be. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

SALLY LLOYD-JONES is the author of the books How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, which was a New York Times bestseller, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews; How to Get Married . . . by Me, the Bride; and How to Get a Job . . . by Me, the Boss. She is also the author of Being a Pig Is Nice, illustrated by Dan Krall. She worked in children's publishing for several years, leaving in 2000 to write full-time.

ALEXANDRA BOIGER is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Marilyn Singer's Tallulah's Tutu and its sequels; The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins; Doctor All-Knowing: A Folk Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Doris Orgel; and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert. She also re-illustrated Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869181
Author:
Lloyd Jones, Sally
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Lloyd-Jones, Sally
Author:
Boiger, Alexandra
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Fish
Subject:
Animals - Fishes
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.34 x 11.47 x 0.36 in 0.93 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An 'Ample Roundy Fish' named Miss Doreen Randolph-Potts stars in this testament to the power of positive thinking (or dumb luck). On her way to visit a 'second cousin twice removed who's just had 157 babies,' the babushka-wearing, umbrella-toting Doreen is hooked by a fisherman, snatched up by a heron, and dropped in a potentially fatal plummet. But Doreen only sees the upsides: 'What a remarkable swimmer I am!' she says as she's pulled to the surface on the fishhook. Not so for Lloyd-Jones's (Just Because You're Mine) tut-tutting narrator, who is quick to point out to Doreen that 'The one thing you're not is lucky. This may be the most awful day of your life. Worse — it may be your... last.' Is the narrator meant to be snarky, ironic, or genuinely concerned? It isn't always clear. There's no ambivalence, however, in Boiger's (the Tallulah books) waterfront scenes, with their pretty, gossamer washes of blues and greens and relatable, comically drawn characters. The images leave no doubt that Doreen will end up right where she's supposed to be. Ages 4 — 8. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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