Makeup Mess

Makeup Mess

by Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
     
 

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Best-selling author and illustrator Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko create another madcap adventure about a little girl named Julie, her love of makeup, and how she learns that "less is more."

Julie has saved up lots of money--$100! Depsite her mother's concerns, Julie spends it all on cosmetics, including plenty of lipstick, eyeshadow, and perfume. Once

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Best-selling author and illustrator Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko create another madcap adventure about a little girl named Julie, her love of makeup, and how she learns that "less is more."

Julie has saved up lots of money--$100! Depsite her mother's concerns, Julie spends it all on cosmetics, including plenty of lipstick, eyeshadow, and perfume. Once it's on her face, she fancies herself as pretty as a movie star, but her parents' reactions are less than complimentary. The same goes for the mailman, who falls right over! After she washes it all off, her mother and father think she's merely using less of it, and praise her looks--and Julie slyly ends up selling all of the products to the neighborhood kids for her new hobby--dress up!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Julie accrues $100 to shop for cosmetics that, upon excessive application, cause adults to faint. After she washes her face and removes 36 earrings, everyone revives to exclaim over her beauty. Julie sells the leftover makeup to her friends for $300 and spends most of it on thrift-shop clothes for dress up. Martchenko's comic cartoon watercolors zip with energy and details of this mixed-race family's antics and the imagination of the heroine. Unfortunately, she still is not compelling. From robbing her brother's piggy bank to selling used makeup at a profit to "friends," this girl's obsession with appearance is never explained and her tendency to yell (in capital letters) is grating.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439388528
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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