Kylie Jean packs adventure and spunk into eleven chapters for early readers. Although her first dream is to become a beauty queen, a visit to garage sales and a tea party combine to produce a money-making plan. Her entrepreneur vision becomes a reality when she talks her family into letting her bake and sell cupcakes. The family dog, Ugly Brother, even inspires Kylie Jean to bake a cupcake just for dogs. And a visit to a dog shelter inspires Kylie Jean to donate her money for a worthy cause. Early readers will look forward to finding out what Kylie Jean will dream up with each turn of the page. Pencil drawings add appeal and further reveal Kylie Jean's engaging character and her love of pink. A glossary, questions, writing prompts, and a recipe provide ample opportunity for extension activities. Introduce this book to your child and you will add a new friend to your book collection. Look for more adventure with other Kylie Jean books. Reviewer: Rebecca Caswell
Marci Bales Peschke was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and now lives in Texas, where she is a librarian. She has lived in three haunted houses, but now lives with her husband, two children, and a feisty black and white cat named Phoebe. She loves reading and watching movies.
When Tuesday Mourning was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. Now, she is an illustrator who lives in Utah. She especially loves illustrating books for kids and teenagers. When she isn’t illustrating, Tuesday loves spending time with her husband, who is an actor, and their children.