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Geraldine First

Geraldine First

by Holly Keller

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Geraldine just hates it when her little brother, Willie, copies everything she does. Soon, however, she learns to use this to her advantage-he even copies her when she is picking up her toys! Keller's delightful pig family once again perfectly captures the dynamics of sibling relationships.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1That feisty pig Geraldine is totally exasperated with her little brother, Willie, who copies everything she says and does. "Don't copy me" is her standard refrain until she has to clean her room and shrewdly puts the copy cat to good use. Once again Keller captures a normal sibling dilemma with understated humor and a satisfying denouement. Expressive, marvelously minimalist pen-and-watercolor drawings delineate typical parents, fractious kids, and ordinary situations, extending the story beyond the words.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Stephanie Zvirin
Fresh from sibling Willie's arrival in" Geraldine's Baby Brother" (1994), Geraldine pig now faces a new crisis. Whatever she does, Willie does, too--and almost as well. Keller's colorful pictures catch Geraldine, face delicately flushed and teeth gritted, growing more and more annoyed, until the wonderful moment she figures out how to turn Willie's penchant for playing copycat to her advantage. Crisp watercolors outlined in ink balance the simple, pithy narrative that offers more than a little truth about sibling rivalry. Older kids will easily recognize themselves and their younger sibs.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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