SHE DID IT! by Jennifer A. Ericsson

SHE DID IT!

Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A quartet of sisters wreaks merry mayhem in this mirthful tale of sibling life and strife. From the moment they arise, chaos ensues as the girls hurl themselves whole-heartedly into the day. Trailing in their wake is a series of untidy, rumpled rooms and one increasingly exasperated mother. Amid the commotion, their mother periodically interjects with the futile question of who’s responsible—to which she receives the time-honored response, “She did it!” Eventually the impromptu pillow fights, seismic destruction of the breakfast area, mud-splattered laundry, and a bout of fisticuffs prove too much for their harried parent and the sisters are banished to their room. This time of respite inspires the girls to make amends and clean up in a heartening show of solidarity. Ericsson’s rhyming couplets are fast-paced and witty, keeping the story bustling along right up to its satisfying conclusion. Westcott’s twinkling, cartoon-style illustrations comically capture the hubbub and turmoil of a house full of busy bodies. The full-page spreads are brimming with humorous details—the antics of the family cat and dog alone warrant a second look-through. A bushel-full of fun. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: March 15th, 2002
ISBN: 0-374-36776-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Melanie Kroupa/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2002




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