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AMELIA MAKES A MOVIE by David Milgrim

AMELIA MAKES A MOVIE

By David Milgrim (Author) , David Milgrim (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-399-24670-8
Publisher: Putnam

A little dynamo turns director. With both Mom and Dad occupied, Amelia decides to stay busy by making a video. She enlists the assistance of the family pets, and can’t stop her impish little brother from getting involved everywhere. At first she finds his being underfoot an annoyance, but his helpfulness and good ideas win her over. They paint scenery, make props, eat doughnuts and, after some rehearsal, begin filming (shown like a comic strip in multiple panels with dialogue balloons). After the wrap party, Amelia records the soundtrack, edits the scenes and invites the neighborhood over for a screening. Milgrim packs in a lot of content and his digital ink and digital oil pastel illustrations match the bouncy mischief of his rhyming text. Lively fun that could inspire a young cinema auteur. (Picture book. 4-7)