LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli

LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES

Age Range: 7 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Heather meets Lizzie, 10, on the day her family moves into a new house. Lizzie investigates the new family, bringing a store- bought pie and a warning to check it for mold. The next warning is about the spider plants that killed the old lady who used to live in their house. It's not a comfortable beginning, but it is a clear indication of an interesting summer ahead. Greenberg's sketchy b&w illustrations catch the upbeat tone of the book; there is an annoying discrepancy in the last picture, between art (girls in shorts, no sign of a hat) and text (one pulls glasses out of her skirt, the other is wearing a hat). This is not a realistic book, but Spinelli's first novel buoyantly addresses the ``problem'' of a great imagination in someone who is sensitive (though not necessarily to others' feelings). With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-671-74685-5
Page count: 122pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1995




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