A Beautiful Girl

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Macmillan, Aug 8, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
4 Reviews

On her way to market Jenna makes four new friends. Along with Baby Elephant, there's Robin, who thinks Jenna has a very silly beak; Fly, who wonders where her hundred eyes are; and Goldfish, who thinks she has very goofy gills. Kirkus has written that "the power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers--she just compares notes." Here she once again completely and convincingly captures the world of a child in a beautiful and winning picture book about . . . a beautiful girl.


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User Review  - jeriannthacker - LibraryThing

Jenna is on her way to the market when she comes across 4 new friends (elephant, fly, robin and goldfish) and talks with them about the ways they are difference. Read full review

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User Review  - Kaycee Greenwood - Goodreads

As I was reading this book tons of lesson plans jumped in to my head. This would be a great book to introduce sense and what we use them for. The illustration are very colorful and the writing was very loving and warm. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books capturing the moods and motivations of young children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title, What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and A Teeny Tiny Baby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. A Beautiful Girl is her first book for Roaring Brook Press.

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