Birdie Plays Dress-Up

Birdie Plays Dress-Up

by Sujean Rim
     
 

Birdie just loves to play dress-up, trying on all of her fancy clothes, shoes, and accessories to find the perfect new look. Dresses make her feel like a princess, and sunglasses make her feel like a movie star... but in the end, Birdie realizes that the most fun person to be is herself.

Young readers will love this adorable little girl with a passion for fashion

Overview

Birdie just loves to play dress-up, trying on all of her fancy clothes, shoes, and accessories to find the perfect new look. Dresses make her feel like a princess, and sunglasses make her feel like a movie star... but in the end, Birdie realizes that the most fun person to be is herself.

Young readers will love this adorable little girl with a passion for fashion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this spinoff of the Birdie picture books, the fashion-minded girl shows off a variety of outfits while playing dressup: “Dresses made Birdie feel like a fairy princess. She loved to curtsy and twirl. Sunglasses made her feel like a movie star.” Rim’s eclectic art style blends sleek watercolors with photo collage elements like pink lace, shiny jewels, and alligator print for a chic look suggestive of fashion design. Even readers who swoon over cat’s-eye glasses and kitten heels should be pleased at Birdie’s final transformation—turning a cartwheel and “just being me!” Up to age 3. (Apr.)
Kirkus Reviews
A young fashionista's play proves less inspired than her posh designs. Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery for this daughter, as Birdie plays dress-up in her mother's stylish attire. She twirls in princess dresses, adopts a movie-star identity in sunglasses and teeters in stilettos. Her little white pooch, Monster, serves as a stylish sidekick, even posing as a hat-stand for one of her mama's beautiful, two-toned accessories. Birdie's fashion-conscious mother, never viewed face-on, showcases her sense of daring design with mile-high shoes and slim, crossed legs. Though the book seems initially to be a light trip into dressing-up, Birdie's childlike exuberance veers abruptly into contrived self-awareness. "But there's nothing better than just being me!" The stylish design features splashes of paint and tissue-paper ribbons; a cutout Birdie pops in her exaggerated high heels on the fashion-forward cover. Textured accents and varied patterns highlight the finest form of fashion. Without a consistent child's voice, this runway romp fizzles. (Board book. 2-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316201117
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Birdie Series
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

SUJEAN RIM is the creator of BIRDIE'S BIG-GIRL SHOES and BIRDIE'S BIG-GIRL DRESS and is known for her signature watercolor art style. Originally a shoe and accessory designer, Sujean has been commissioned for her illustrations by a wide variety of clients, including Tiffany & Co, Barneys NY, Target, and the popular website DailyCandy. She has also designed numerous book covers and has illustrated two books by the editors of DailyCandy. Sujean lives with her husband, Bob, and her son, Charlie, in New York.

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