Being Wendy

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New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned celebrity Fran Drescher (star of The Nanny) has written her first children's book!

In this delightful picture book, we meet Wendy, a girl who lives in an odd town where everyone has to wear a box. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The baker wears a BAKER box. Even the doctor wears a DOCTOR box! These boxes are worn for life and Wendy has to choose hers soon. How will she ever ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned celebrity Fran Drescher (star of The Nanny) has written her first children's book!

In this delightful picture book, we meet Wendy, a girl who lives in an odd town where everyone has to wear a box. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The baker wears a BAKER box. Even the doctor wears a DOCTOR box! These boxes are worn for life and Wendy has to choose hers soon. How will she ever decide on just one box? She's interested in so many things! Wendy's moxie makes her break out of her box . . . And she sets the whole town on end when she does!

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Publishers Weekly
Fran, we hardly recognize ye! This heavy-handed self-esteem fable, Drescher’s first children’s book, shows none of her signature (and endearing) loudmouth, self-aware humor. It’s the story of Wendy Starbright, who lives in Boxville, a town where everyone has to “choose a box and stay in it”—meaning that all the inhabitants (including the animals) wear actual brown boxes labeled according to what they do. Just to make matters confusing, Boxville shouldn’t be confused with Conformityville: everyone gets to choose his or her box, and childhood ambitions are actually encouraged (“Hope’s box said DOCTOR because she knew she wanted to cure sick people. Joe’s box said SOLDIER because he wanted to protect people”). Still, Wendy is convinced that her dreams and goals are such that “ONE box will NEVER be enough for me.” She scandalizes the town with her multidisciplinary independence, but in the end, she persuades her family to start life anew in—Freedomland. Debut illustrator Blay contributes perky, retro-styled pictures that show lots of promise, but she can’t mitigate the book’s preachy obviousness. Ages 3–5. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448456881
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 351,042
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.84 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as "Miss Fine" on the TV show "The Nanny", which she also created, wrote, directed, and produced. Her first book, Enter Whining, was a New York Times bestseller, and she won the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) Writers Award for her second book, Cancer Schmancer, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Fran is now a 10-year survivor of uterine cancer, and was appointed by the U.S. State Department to serve as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for women's health. She lives in New York, New York.

Amy Blay lives in the United Kingdom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    fabulous! My daughter loved this story alot!

    fabulous! My daughter loved this story alot!

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