A Beautiful Girl

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Macmillan, Aug 8, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Successively meeting Baby Elephant, Robin, Fly and Goldfish en route to market, self-possessed "big girl" Jenna chats them up with aplomb. Acting much like preschoolers themselves, each animal assumes ... Read full review

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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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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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