Frothy fun from the Stella sisters, musicians and child stars of the TV series Nashville.
Sans music, the text doesn’t read any better than pop-song lyrics usually do: “Mom says, hurry, hurry come on / What could possibly be taking so long? // We say, Mama, we’re almost done / Getting all ready for some sister fun // In the waves, in the water / In the waves, in the water.” Björkman cranks the energy up, though, by portraying the recognizably drawn sibs exuberantly racing across a golden beach and diving into shallow waters positively crammed with brightly colored sea life and glittering treasure. Then, with a climactic view of a tub overflowing with suds, toys and a pair of hyped-up girls, comes the revelation that the beach was an imaginary one, the product of “two sisters who pretend a lot.” The song is available for an online listen on the publisher’s site. A photo album of the sisters on stage and elsewhere caps this souvenir of their first original release.
As celebrity-authored books go, it could be worse. (Picture book. 5-7)