Learn how to create a funny librarian, a colorful art teacher, or your best friend by seeing how one girl does it in this simple, playful picture book that's comprised of portraits made of objects. Once the girl has talked about and drawn the key figures in her school, she ends with the piece de resistance a class portrait "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2010-05-10
- Reviewer: Staff
This book’s narrator, sketched in charcoal, uses objects and similes to illustrate her answers to her grandmother’s questions about school. Mrs. Sheila, the librarian, is as “interesting as a book full of stories. When she reads them, her eyes shine like marbles.” There’s a photograph included for each object, and on the next page, Mrs. Sheila’s portrait is enhanced with the objects used to describe her (her eyes are indeed marbles). Other portraits include “Sofia (the wildest girl in my class),” whose smile is made from a string of jingle bells, and Mildred, the class turtle. Like its predecessor, My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, this is a gleeful fusion of collage and figurative language. Ages 4–8. (May)