Eddie's Little Sister Makes a Splash

Eddie's Little Sister Makes a Splash

by Edward T. T. Koch, Pat Koch Thaler, James Warhola, Pat Koch Thaler
     
 

Patty can't wait for summer vacation! She's five years old, finally a big girl, and she's going to have a great time and remember every minute. Unfortunately, there aren't any other kids her age at the lake, and big brother Eddie doesn't want her tagging along with him and his friends. So Patty takes matters into her own hands—and ends up making a big splash

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Overview

Patty can't wait for summer vacation! She's five years old, finally a big girl, and she's going to have a great time and remember every minute. Unfortunately, there aren't any other kids her age at the lake, and big brother Eddie doesn't want her tagging along with him and his friends. So Patty takes matters into her own hands—and ends up making a big splash none of them will ever forget!

The team who created Eddie: Harold's Little Brother brings us another uplifting family story.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS - Gr 1 - This innocuous story of a summer vacation in the country is set in the 1930s. Eddie Koch's younger sister, Patty, five, tries to be like her brother, but makes a big mistake when she wades out too far in the lake and finds herself over her head. Eddie rescues her, all is well, and the next day Dad teaches her how to swim. Sunny watercolors depict the homey period details, but are flat, and there's nothing very exciting about the story.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

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Kirkus Reviews
Another nostalgic slice-of-life from former New York Mayor Ed Koch and his sister, this low-key adventure seems unlikely to hold the interest of contemporary children. The plot is simple: Eddie, Patty and their parents are heading to a rented cabin on a lake for a two-week vacation. (Older brother Harold's absence is unexplained, a fact that may confuse fans of the Kochs' earlier book but won't be noticed by those new to the characters.) Little sister Patty is so young that she doesn't remember last year's visit, but she's old enough to feel hurt when her brother seems impatient with the responsibility of finding her a friend. Although essentially obedient, Patty gets distracted by the sound of voices and splashing and ventures to the lake alone. When she loses her footing while wading, Eddie springs to her rescue. The straightforward narrative fails to engender much suspense, and the relatively long text may also put off potential readers. Ironically, Warhola's watercolors succeed admirably in evoking the 1940s setting, but serve to distance readers further. Unexceptional. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243103
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ed Koch, former New York City mayor, writes for several magazines, and has a weekly program on Bloomberg Radio WBBR as well as a weekly television spot on New York News 1. He lives in New York City.

Pat Koch Thaler, Ed's little sister, is a former associate dean of New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She lives in New York City.

James Warhola wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy's: A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol, a Book Sense 76 selection. He lives in Tivoli, New York.

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