Monday, August 17, 2009

Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Sattler, Jennifer Sylvie Random House, 2009. $15.99. PICTURE BOOK - Language G, Sexual Content G, Violence G – When Sylvie learns that she and all flamingos are pink because of the pink shrimp that they eat, she decides to experiment with eating more colorful food. Just like the chameleon in Leo Lionni's classic, A Color of His Own, Sylvie becomes many different colors. She becomes positively purple after eating grapes and stripy after eating a towel. She has fun but after awhile she doesn't feel like herself at all and decides to go back to eating little pink shrimp so she can go back to her original color. While the story is not very original, the illustrations are big and bright and full of fun. The surprise ending makes it perfect for preschool storytime. Pre-K, EL (K-3) ELEMENTARY- ADIVSABLE. Janell Pearce-Mattheus, Youth Services Librarian, Whitmore Library.

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

That looks so cute. Flamingos are adorable.