Kiki: My Stylish Life (Lotus Lane Series #1)

Kiki: My Stylish Life (Lotus Lane Series #1)

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by Kyla May
     
 

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Meet the Lotus Lane Girls!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Kiki, Coco, and Lulu are

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Meet the Lotus Lane Girls!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Kiki, Coco, and Lulu are the BEST of friends. They even have their very own club! But Mika, the new girl, is shaking things up on Lotus Lane. This first book is written as Kiki's diary--with illustrations and doodles throughout. Kiki LOVES creating cool outfits, hanging out with friends, and collecting fun facts like these:

Fact: I am a member of the Lotus Lane Girls Club.

Fact: I will one day be a VERY famous fashion designer.

Fact: My new neighbor Mika is trouble--triple trouble!

Fact: Even chickens must look their best.

Read Kiki's diary to find out all about life on Lotus Lane!

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for LOTUS LANE #1: KIKI: MY STYLISH LIFE
"Girly-girls and fans of May's earlier books will eat this up....A good choice for girls who love sparkles." -KIRKUS REVIEWS
Kirkus Reviews
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Meet Kiki, budding fashionista, expert shopper, enthusiastic dog lover, devoted chicken caregiver and excellent friend. Since her mom is going away for a week for her work as a fashion stylist, Kiki is keeping a journal to apprise her of everything that goes on, particularly the adventures of the Lotus Lane Girls Club (Kiki and her friends Lulu and Coco). In an accessible diary format that includes texts, drawings of Kiki's various outfits and side commentary, Kiki relates--in preteenspeak --some of the highs (pajama parties, cupcake baking, outfit planning) and lows (stressing over a school project, failing to befriend new classmate Mika) of being an elementary school girl. When it turns out that both Kiki and Mika have chosen to create fashions for the school art fair, the competition gets a little fierce; add to it various misunderstandings and a missing dog, and a huge mess ensues. What's a girl to do? While admittedly very light fare with a thin plot, minimal character development and an excess of exclamation points, girly girls and fans of May's earlier books will eat this up. Though part of the publisher's new Branches series of chapter books, the busy format may initially stump children just graduating from early readers. A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)
Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
The Lotus Lane Girls Club (aka LLGC) is a suburban girl's dream. The three BFF's in this club live on the same street and attend the same school. Each member of this internationally flavored group has a distinct personality and interest: Coco, whose parents come from Italy, cooks & bakes; detail oriented Lulu, whose dad is French, is the group's planner and hair stylist; and Kiki, the author of this diary, is the self-appointed fashion queen. But then Mika from Japan moves next door and displays her own fashion skills. Is there room in the LLGC for two fashionistas? When a communication breakdown between Mika and Kiki complicates the already tense situation, girl problems are inevitable. May has given the popular diary format a decidedly girlish twist in this new series. Full of ultra feminine doodles—think flowers, cute animals, and lots of fashion designs—as well as cell phone texts, and fact boxes, the format works well for young readers' first ventures into chapter books. The thin plot and rather flat characters give this a Saturday morning cartoon feel, but will be sure to find a ready audience in girls with a flair for fashion. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545496131
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Lotus Lane Series, #1
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
746,684
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Kyla May is an Australian illustrator, writer, and designer. In addition to books, Kyla creates greeting cards, stationery, fashion, and toys. She lives by the beach in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and children. Visit her at kylamay.com.

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