Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Coworkers bewareand#8212;Violetand#8217;s here to and#8220;helpand#8221; at the office in this lively picture book that puts a fun-loving spin on the grown-up work world.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Violet visits her momand#8217;s office on Take Your Child to Work Day (or snow days, or school holidays, or babysitter-is-sick days), she is very helpful. She answers the phone (once she stops accidentally hanging up on people!), makes business cards (after adding a snazzy personal touch!), learns how to use the paper shredder (and discovers how to make her very own confetti!), and gives the boss pointers on his presentation. With a little mayhemand#8212;and a lot of joyand#8212;Violet makes her mark on the office!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Whimsical text and effervescent illustrations highlight the indelible spirit of Violet, an adorable character young readers and parents alike will delight in knowing.
"Whether it's due to a snow day or baby-sitter illness, 'You never know when you might have to go to work at the office.' Should that happen, says the irrepressible, nattily dressed, umbrella-wielding narrator, Violet, make the most of it. 'Hop hop hop across the entire lobby on just the black squares,' she instructs, 'all the way to the elevator and push the UP button. Grown-ups love it when kids push the elevator buttons for them.' With this and other working world tips, Violet proves to be a more benevolent, less spoiled version of Eloise; she's literally bounding with energy and eagerness to help (except when she's napping during a boring conference call, along with all the adults), and she's so utterly confident that even the boss ends up taking her advice on how to give an effective presentation. Although adults may identify more closely with Violet's flummoxed mother, those still too young for the labor force should get a kick out of seeing how easy it is to discombobulate the button-down mind. Ages 4 8. Agent: BookStop Literary. Illustrator's agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
When Violet visits her mom's office, she discovers the copier, mail room and hole punch—and leaves her mark with a little mayhem and a lot of fun!
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Amy Reichert andlt;/bandgt;knows from experience how much kids can help with grownup work. She couldnand#8217;t have written this book without her daughter, Joan, and one funny seven-year-old named Julia. She is the author of three other childrenand#8217;s books, including the award-winning andlt;iandgt;While Mama Had a Quick Little Chatandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. She lives with her family in Bethesda, Maryland.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Alexandra Boiger andlt;/bandgt;was born in Munich, Germany. She has loved to draw and create funny characters since she was young, and after studying graphic design in Augsburg, Germany, her feature animation career led her to work with Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. She is the illustrator of numerous books, including andlt;iandgt;Tallulahand#8217;s Tutuandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her family in California.