HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS by Jennifer LaRue Huget

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM IN 10 EASY STEPS

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Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Children and their adults are in for a treat with this new showcase for Koren’s illustrations. His wry, bushy, squiggly style is well-matched by Huget’s puckish and not entirely serious advice. Her young heroine points out that you should never even attempt a cleaning until your mom has used all three of your names. The advice starts out fairly well, with a division of your stuff into three piles: broken things, stuff you are too old to play with any more and stuff you want to keep absolutely forever. But then she suggests you take the first two piles and put them in a big box and drag them into your sister’s room. Remembering the names of every single one of your stuffed animals will take some time, as will putting all your clothes in the hamper or under the bed. And so on. This is all imagined in the illustrator’s signature impetuous black line and wildly pastel color. Good for great giggles—and at the end, she promises even more awesome advice on fixing your hair. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: May 11th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-375-84410-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade/Random
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2010




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