ZOE'S ROOM (NO SISTERS ALLOWED) by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

ZOE'S ROOM (NO SISTERS ALLOWED)

Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Zoe (Zoe Gets Ready, 2012) has proclaimed herself queen of the universe, and her realm is her bedroom—where absolutely no sisters are allowed.

Every night at bedtime, after her mom shuts the door, Queen Zoe sets out to explore her kingdom. She builds grand empires (wobbly towers of blocks), discovers uncharted lands (like the top of her bookcase) and carefully prepares morning tea for the court—her toy penguins, ranged round her on a blanket on the floor. But one day, her reign topples: Her parents tell her that she has to share her room with her little sister, Addie. They put her crib right on top of the royal table! How is she ever going to explore now? Queen Zoe pouts, with a gloomy frown and arms crossed in defiance. Every single noise wakes Addie up, and it looks like Zoe’s nighttime fun must come to an end. However, a sudden crash of thunder makes Zoe realize just how much she likes having a roommate after all. Murguia’s dark blue washes set the quiet night tone, and Zoe’s abundant curiosity shines from the top of her crown to the bottom of her stretched tippy-toes.

Transitioning into a shared room can be a tricky situation, especially with jealous sibling squabbles. But Zoe’s flair will certainly help. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-45781-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Levine/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2013




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