Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover

Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover
Josh Schneider
Boston: Clarion Books, 2014, Ages 3-5

Amelia's favorite doll gets destroyed by her dog because she left her toys on the floor unsupervised. She is heartbroken, however her mother makes a new doll for her. Amelia designs her new doll all by herself.

The author used very short sentences that have lots of description in them. It is more of a picture book than a reading book.

The illustrations really reflect the sentences well and will hold younger children's attention. The dog looks mean, and acts mean while tearing up her doll and then looks afraid of it once she gets a "makeover" and also really demonstrates how a child would really feel after their favorite toy was destroyed.

I like that Amelia got to design her new doll and loved it just the same even though it wasn't as "pretty" or "feminine" as her first doll. I would like to read it to a preschool or kindergarten class, they would really like the pictures and they may think twice about leaving their toys on the floor. 

Reviewed by SC

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