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# ISBN-13: 978-1599903071

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# ISBN-13: 978-1599904375

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# ISBN-13: 978-1599906799

From the Bloomsbury Catalog
"Too purpley, too tickly, too puckery, too prickly!"

There is not a single outfit in the closet that our little fashion plate wants to wear. She tries on everything, but nothing is quite right. And the outfits are getting wilder by the minute!

It's a scene that is all too familiar to parents, wrapped up in a package that is all too difficult to resist: a playful rhyme scheme and colorful, textile-driven art.
“This fun book has lots of descriptive words that tickle the ear, great colors and patterns, and a charming protagonist.” School Library Journal

“Fussy dressers, this one’s for you! Clothing-decision screamers and their caretakers will relate and laugh.” Kirkus Reviews

“Children and parents are sure to identify with this girl’s sartorial issues, and Leloup’s whimsical watercolors highlight the absurdity of her choices." Booklist

"Debut author Reidy’s couplets about a fussy dresser deliver their message with maximum economy. Leloup’s persnickety toddler looks like a paper doll; she’s a two-dimensional cutie-pie with dots for eyes, pigtails, and an awesome collection of outfits. Unfortunately, she doesn't like any of them. “NOT THESE CLOTHES!” she yells at her mother, who enters carrying an enormous pile of options. “Too purpley,” the girl continues, as she is seen dressed in a purple pullover and jumper, against purple wallpaper (even her pet turtle is purple). The complaints add up: “Too tickly, too puckery, too prickly,” she wails, as the toddler laughs at a big furry sweater, tries to smooth out a wrinkly outfit, and holds her arms out so her cactus sweater doesn't stick her. Neatly constructed rhymes carry through to the girl’s selection of sneakers, a pullover, jumper, and pair of pants—she rejects all the Fancy Nancy finery for sensible everyday wear. “So comfy!” she finishes. “Just right!” Both art and text have a somewhat generic feel, but they’re tidily executed, and a clothing-obsessed readership awaits. Ages 3–5. " Publisher's Weekly

"Parents should be prepared for calls of 'encore' at bedtime with this one!"
Young Adults and Kid's Books Central

"Parents of little girls and little girls themselves will love this colorful book about finding the clothes that are "just right.'" The Reading Tub
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TOO PURPLEY!
by Jean Reidy
Illustrated by Genevieve Leloup
Website Designed by Jean Reidy © 2005. "Shelly the Turtle" Designed by Genevieve Leloup
TOO PURPLEY! Board Book