Picture Day (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe Sereis #1)

Picture Day (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe Sereis #1)

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by Susan Nees

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This series (just like Missy herself) is super duper royal deluxe!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will


This series (just like Missy herself) is super duper royal deluxe!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. 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!

Missy is a very creative girl who does everything in her own super duper royal deluxe way! This first book is about Missy's school picture day. Despite Missy's keen fashion sense, her mother insists on choosing her picture-day outfit for her. But Missy thinks it's the most boring outfit EVER! She simply must find a way to make her picture-day outfit her own. With her trusty friend Oscar and her cat named Pink by her side, Missy is sure to come up with an outfit that's truly super duper royal deluxe! Full-color illustrations throughout.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With a big dose of personal style, a girl named Melissa Abigail Rose (“But everyone calls her ‘Missy’ ”) helps kick off the Branches line of illustrated early chapter books. Missy is the sort of girl who likes dressing up her cat as much as she enjoys dressing herself, and her disaster zone of a bedroom is an early indication that she’s ruled by her id. She’s especially excited about school picture day, and she tests no fewer than a dozen outfits before settling on one that includes a plaid skirt, “super duper fuzzy hat” with earflaps, glow-in-the-dark ring, and pink cowboy boots. Missy’s mother, however, has a more traditional blouse-and-suspendered-skirt combo in mind, putting Missy in a foul mood until a solution presents itself, thanks to a classmate who’s as introverted as Missy is outgoing. Nees’s full-color cartoons appear throughout, keeping up with Missy’s energy and the bustle and activity of an elementary-school classroom. Three more Missy titles will follow later in the year, and four additional Branches series from David Lubar, Andrew Joyner, and others launch simultaneously. Ages 5–7. (May)
From the Publisher

"[Missy] adores ruffles, striped tights and lots of over-the-top accessories, a fascination that many young female readers will recognize and enjoy." -KIRKUS REVIEWS
Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
Melissa Abigail Rose, also known as Missy, has an unusual way of getting dressed in the morning: she jumps rope as she dresses. On picture day at school, Missy plans to dress up in a royal, deluxe way. Days before the big event, she thinks about what she is going to wear. On the morning of picture day, she tries on many different accessories and outfits. Her final outfit includes so many things that her mother decides Missy needs help. With her mother's selection for her picture, Missy feels all her color fades. Missy's mood gets assistance from the pages becoming black-and-white. Missy seeks some solace from Oscar, the class brain who does not talk very much. Missy tries to get Oscar to share in her dark mood, and his chocolate pudding, during lunch. When the picture taking begins, Missy must wait with Oscar for her picture. Oscar decides to come up with a plan which pleases Missy. Oscar spies the "suspenders" that Missy has on; his idea of trading his vest and bow tie for her "suspenders" makes for a better picture for both students. Beginning readers, especially girls, can enjoy this beginning chapter book. The first book in the series. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Two beginning chapter books. Girlie girls will flock to My Stylish Life, in which details of Kiki's day-to-day adventures are revealed in diary style, complete with doodles and black-and-white drawings. The child and her friends form a club to do crafts, bake, and have sleepovers. Readers can continue the adventures from Lotus Lane in the books about the other club members. Add this one if journal/diary-style books are popular. The second book is easier than the first, and has less text. Missy can't wait for picture day. Her outfit will have "belts that glitter, tights with stripes, and shoes that shine." Full-color cartoons capture her fashion style with ruffles, bling, and even goggles. However, when the big day arrives, Missy's mom has another idea about her picture-day outfit. Pouty, angry, and sad, the child is sent off to school without "ruffles, rainbows, ribbons, or sparkles." After a few arguments with her classmate Oscar over trading chocolate pudding for carrots at lunch, it's finally time for the picture, and what Missy and Oscar end up wearing will surprise children. Plenty of drawings assist readers with plot development between panels, spreads, brief narrative, and captions. Speech bubbles are scattered throughout to enhance character development. Fans of Junie B., Eloise, and Ivy and Bean will laugh out loud as they follow Missy's adventures.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe Series, #1
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Nees graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Award (AIGA). Her artwork can be found at the Low Library of Columbia University and in special collections at Princeton, as well as in other collections. Susan lives with her husband, her two children, Jodo the Dog, and a small flock of chickens in Georgia. MISSY’S SUPER DUPER ROYAL DELUXE is her first children’s book series.

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Picture Day 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Grammo2 More than 1 year ago
I think this is a must read for any 5 to 7 year old! The illustrations are enchanting and Missy is such fun. I admire her spunk and her problem solving. She's not going to let anybody get her down! Oscar is adorable and I love their interaction.
book4children More than 1 year ago
So far, I am enjoying this new line of early reader chapter books from Scholastic. I love the simple, clean writing and the full color illustrations on every page. The illustration in Picture Day are adorable. They will appeal to little girls with imagination. I gave this particular book 3 stars. While the writing was clean and illustrations inviting, the story itself didn't hold my children's interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 & 8 year olds both love this series; cute, fun, and great pictures.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #1: Picture Day (A Branches Book)by Susan Nees is a cute story for little girls. It is about Melissa Abigail Rose and her VERY individual style and how she plans for picture day at school only to be thwarted by her mother and saved by her new friend Oscar. My 4 year old daughter got a little bored with the story but it may be just a bit beyond her attention span capabilities. She stayed with me till the end despite the fidgeting. I'm having a hard time feeling useful in my children's books reviews. Either she likes it or LOVES it. I thought Missy was a little difficult and a little rude but Oscar was quiet and kind and helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago