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Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva (Paula Wiseman Books)by Elise Primavera
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andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Let's face it. Every girl has a little big cheese in her. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Louise Cheese is no different. Night and day, Louise dreams of the limelight, lots of fuss, the red carpet, and more than anything to be the one and only "Big Cheese." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Finally, Louise gets her chance when her teacher, Mrs. Little, announces a casting call for the role of Cinderella in the school play. It's Louise's chance to be a star...or is it? andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; With humor and heart and just a little attitude, Elise Primavera and Diane Goode tell a story that will inspire the inner big cheese in all who read it.
"A bubblegum pink jacket with glittery type will catch the eye of aspiring leading ladies and Fancy Nancy fans. Inside, they'll easily identify with the drama-loving protagonist of Primavera's (Auntie Claus) buoyant tale. Small in stature, Louise is sure that landing the role of Cinderella in her school play is her ticket to Broadway (her motto: 'Dream big!'). Alas, her best friend Fern gets that part, while Louise is cast as a mouse, resulting in a spat between the girls. Caldecott Honor artist Goode's (When I Was Young in the Mountains) playful watercolors with whimsical and expressive black outlines capture Louise's mercurial personality, as when the would-be diva holds up the broken tail of her itchy, secondhand mouse costume in disgust, while Fern, in a 'frilly pink big-cheese Cinderella ball gown,' delightedly rehearses her crowning line. Their friendship is restored in the end, as Louise rescues her pal when Fern freezes and forgets her lines. Hand-lettered dialogue balloons and humor-filled renderings of Louise's show-biz dreams, bursting with pink and magenta, drive home the heroine's larger-than-life outlook. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Let's face it. Every girl has a little big cheese in her.
Louise Cheese is no different. Night and day, Louise dreams of the limelight, lots of fuss, the red carpet, and more than anything to be the one and only "Big Cheese."
Finally, Louise gets her chance when her teacher, Mrs. Little, announces a casting call for the role of Cinderella in the school play. It's Louise's chance to be a star...or is it?
With humor and heart and just a little attitude, Elise Primavera and Diane Goode tell a story that will inspire the inner big cheese in all who read it.
About the Author
Elise Primavera has illustrated more than twenty books for children, several of which she also wrote, including the New York Times bestselling Auntie Claus as well as Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas and Auntie Claus Home for the Holidays. Other titles include Plantpet, a Parents Magazine Best Book and she illustrated Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen which received a 1999 Christopher Award, the 1999 Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the Bank Street College of Education, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Newsweek, Sesame Street Parent's magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine selected the book as one of the best of 1998. Most recently Ms. Primavera has authored Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva and Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes both illustrated by Diane Goode. Elise Primavera lives in New Jersey. Visit her at eliseprimavera.com. Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. She is also the illustrator of President Pennybaker and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life, both by Kate Feiffer; and Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva, Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes, and Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School Smarty Pants, all by Elise Primavera. Diane lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy.
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