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

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

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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

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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 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.

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Praise for MISSY'S SUPER DUPER ROYAL DELUXE #1: PICTURE DAY
"[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
Kirkus Reviews
Shaped like an early chapter book rather than an easy reader, this effort, one of a new series called Branches, introduces super-duper Missy and her encounter with school picture day. Missy, a very exuberant and headstrong young grade schooler, spends her whole week imagining all of the wild outfits she could wear to have her picture taken. The full-color, cartoony illustrations, some humorously depicting her numerous clothing changes and wild design concepts, fill most of the white space on each page and effectively portray Missy's personality, as well as that of a bookish classmate, Oscar. She adores ruffles, striped tights and lots of over-the-top accessories, a fascination that many young female readers will recognize and enjoy. Missy's mother forces her to wear a plain blouse and skirt with suspenders for her picture, though, and she fusses and fumes through her school day. Eventually, she and Oscar, who loves suspenders but is wearing a plaid vest and bow tie, hatch a scheme that resolves her woes. Most pages feature only a sentence or two but include some challenging sight words, considering how brief the text is: "gracious," "chocolate" and "information" among them. Not quite as easy a read as similarly formatted Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner (2013), this will nonetheless appeal to emergent female readers wishing to look especially accomplished to their peers--and who doesn't enjoy that feeling? (Fiction. 5-7)
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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545496094
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe Series, #1
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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