With her spiky mop of black hair, determined chin, and green sneakers, Molly is an independent, exuberant child. In the...

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With her spiky mop of black hair, determined chin, and green sneakers, Molly is an independent, exuberant child. In the first title, she rises at 5:30 to surprise her mom with the perfect birthday breakfast: orange juice, a peanut, butter sandwich, cereal with chocolate sauce and a pickle. ""Oh, Molly,"" says her weary parent--and then, in response to Molly's joyful ""Happy Birthday,"" adds, ""Oh! Well, give me a hug and tell me how in the world you made such a wonderful breakfast."" In the second title, Molly goes to the library with Dad: ""'Look at all those books,' Molly said in her outdoors voice. Everyone looked at her. Then Molly remembered to use her secret-telling voice."" She gleefully chooses the maximum, ten books--a nonsexist selection including boats, snakes, queens, and kittens. Soft watercolor and pen illustrations capture the lively charm of a liberated preschooler with unusual spunk and appeal.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 29

Publisher: Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988