Ceora Brown LIBR 262A

Materials for Children 0-4

40) Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy

on March 3, 2012

Reidy, Jean. Too Princessy! Illustrated by Genevieve Leloup. Bloomsbury, 2012. 32 pages.  ISBN:978-1-59990-722-2

A little girl cannot seem to find the perfect playtime activity, which leads to her shouting:”I am Bored!” While searching for toys, the little girl begins to reject toys and activities that are: “Too Diggy,” “To Blinky,” “Too Gluey,”” Too Marsy,” “Too Zoomy,” and more. The text is drenched in bright colors and patterns, and is set in all-caps. As the too-phrase is repeated, it begins to rhyme with Y-ending adjectives– “Piecey,” “Blinky,”Goopy,”Fuzzy,” “Sleepy,” and more. This picture book expresses the creative way toddlers speak and the colors of the background are vibrant which will hold toddlers attention span. Laugh together with toddlers as the girl describes each toy. The story concludes with simplicity–a plain old cardboard box is just right for the little girl, she can use her own imagination to dream up the wildest fantasies. (Picture book. 2-5) Author’s website can be found at http://www.jeanreidy.com/. No illustrator website.

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