Mad about Plaid

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Madison Pratt is delighted to find a lonely plaid purse in the park one afternoon. Then the purse's mad curse causes Madison—and her whole neighborhood—to turn plaid! Will Madison's spunk and optimism help to reverse the curse before it's too late? Filled with vivid colors and rich textures that enhance the story's humor, Jill McElmurry's first picture book is just as bright and creative as her irresistible heroine.

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Overview

Madison Pratt is delighted to find a lonely plaid purse in the park one afternoon. Then the purse's mad curse causes Madison—and her whole neighborhood—to turn plaid! Will Madison's spunk and optimism help to reverse the curse before it's too late? Filled with vivid colors and rich textures that enhance the story's humor, Jill McElmurry's first picture book is just as bright and creative as her irresistible heroine.

After she finds a lonely little purse in the park and takes it home, a young girl finds her whole world turns plaid.

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"Piddly-Diddly-Doo!" sings spunky Madison Pratt when she finds a lonely plaid purse in the park one day. She doesn't know that the purse has a curse, and that soon it will turn Madison -- and her entire neighborhood -- plaid! In desperation, Madison returns to the park where she dropped the purse and turns it inside out, only to release cloud of melancholy blue which surrounds everything. But when Madison finally sings her silly "Piddly-Diddly-Do" song and shows that "as you probably already knew, with a silly grin on you can't stay blue," life returns to normal. This wacky, wonderful, colorful tale will dress up any kid's bookshelf!
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The little plaid purse that Madison Pratt finds in the park turns out to be magic. The plaid creeps all over her--even to her tears. "Yuck!" It won't even come off in the bath! Soon, from a plaid burp, the plaid curse spreads through the house and all over town. Desperate, Madison goes back to retrieve the purse, but only manages to change everything to the blue of the lining instead. It is only by singing her silly "Piddly-Diddly-Do" song that she can finally fix everything, for you can't stay blue when you're silly. She does keep a bit of plaid handy, however, in case she's "in a plaidish mood." This bit of nonsense is simply told in lines of text that often curve and slither, sometimes amplified with labels, newspaper pages, street signs, etc. The illustrations are appropriately cartoon-y; the pages jump with Madison's frenetic activities. Indeed, most of the story's vitality is generated by the variety of ways it is visualized. 2000, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 4 to 8, $14.95. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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PreS-Gr 2-A madcap romp through a textile-filled landscape. Young Madison Pratt's adventure begins when she finds a lonely plaid purse left in the park. After picking it up, she is infected with a kind of plaid virus comparable to the heroine's dilemma in David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes (Blue Sky, 1998). Even after she drops the purse, the bold red plaid spreads everywhere on her body until she is even shedding plaid tears. Her mother, who is a nurse, diagnoses the "Plaid Curse" and attempts futilely to control the contagion. Soon the entire town is covered in all types of plaid. This catastrophe spurs Madison to action and she retrieves the purse in the park where she promptly turns it inside out. The sad, blue shade of its lining alters the protagonist and her surroundings from plaid to the expected melancholy tone. However, the situation is soon made right when the resourceful girl sings a silly tune sure to "cure the blues." Reminiscent of the work of Maira Kalman, the illustrations reflect the humor and whimsy of the playful rhyming text. The slightly retro-looking characters, buildings, and artifacts are placed against plaid and other colorful backgrounds. Innovative and delightful, this tale may just cause a new fashion sensation.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Newcomer McElmurry offers a madcap romp with a plaid that spreads like the flu. Little Madison Pratt finds a purse in the park, a plaid purse with a sad blue inside: "Don't worry. I'll take care of you," says Madison. But as she steps along, the plaid on the purse starts to crawl up her arm and the next thing you know, Madison has a bad case of the plaids, from her allplaid clothes to the plaid blush on her cheek. She follows her doctor's orders to rest easy, but a small plaid burp escapes her lips (product of the nonplaid cola she is sipping) and taints the rest of the town plaid, all plaid. In a brainstorm, Madison returns to the park where she dropped the purse and turns it inside out, only to release a plague of melancholy blue over everything. Life returns to normal only after Madison sings an extrasilly round of her extrasilly song, which just goes to show that "as you probably already knew, with a silly grin on you can't stay blue." McElmurry has written the story in rhyme, but she keeps the wordplay on the ragged side, with broken syncopations, to keep both readers and listeners alert. The artwork is jazzy and twodimensional, with, of course, the emphasis on color, as a book about plaid really ought to do. (Picture book. 57)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688169510
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill McElmurry is an author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children, including Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby She studied art at SUNY Purchase and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When she’s not producing books, Jill enjoys working with her husband and dog on their Higglety Pigglety Farm in New Mexico.

Jill McElmurry is an author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children, including Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby She studied art at SUNY Purchase and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When she’s not producing books, Jill enjoys working with her husband and dog on their Higglety Pigglety Farm in New Mexico.

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