Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

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When Sylvia Jean's scout troop sets out to earn their Good-Deed badges, the boisterous girl pig knows just what to do: take care of her old, injured neighbor. Unfortunately, Sylvia Jean's over-the-top energy proves too much for the ailing Mrs. VanHooven, whose doctor has prescribed peace, quiet, and no Sylvia Jean. Not to be deterred, the crafty pig scout heads straight to her handy dandy costume closet, and soon Mrs. VanHooven is visited by an artist, a cowboy, a ballerina, and others. But how will Sylvia Jean ...

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When Sylvia Jean's scout troop sets out to earn their Good-Deed badges, the boisterous girl pig knows just what to do: take care of her old, injured neighbor. Unfortunately, Sylvia Jean's over-the-top energy proves too much for the ailing Mrs. VanHooven, whose doctor has prescribed peace, quiet, and no Sylvia Jean. Not to be deterred, the crafty pig scout heads straight to her handy dandy costume closet, and soon Mrs. VanHooven is visited by an artist, a cowboy, a ballerina, and others. But how will Sylvia Jean earn her badge if she can't take credit for her good deed?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The spirited star of Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen returns, determined to earn a Good-Deed Badge. She vows she'll take care of an ailing neighbor, but her calamitous goodwill visit so upsets the invalid that her doctor orders Sylvia Jean to stay away. Living by the motto on her scout pin—“A Pig Scout Never Gives Up”—she visits her neighbor in various disguises, including a dashing Spanish gentleman and a French ballerina. The story's good-natured exaggeration renders it badge-worthy, as do pastel pictures of Sylvia Jean, a diva with panache. Ages 4-8. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Sylvia Jean, heroine of previous "Drama Queen" stories, is an overeager young anthropomorphic pig. As a Pig Scout Supreme, she has mastered all the rules, signs, and secret handshake and proudly wears her golden Pig Scout Snout pin. At her troop meeting, their leader announces the beginning of their work on the Good-Deed Badge. As other scouts choose their good deeds, Sylvia Jean decides to help her old neighbor, Mrs. VanHooven, who cannot walk due to a twisted ankle. She is sure that Mrs. VanHooven will be thrilled as she approaches her door, equipped with everything from "Band-Aids to balloons, tissues to tulips..." And just in case Mrs. VanHooven is hard of hearing, she blows her tuba. Sylvia Jean is a bit hurt when things go wrong and she is told to stay away. How she triumphs in the end makes for a lot of laughs. The visual tale is told using a nervous black outline to create the characters and objects; tints of color add naturalistic details. Full-page scenes are combined with many vignettes set in circular frames to keep the story moving briskly. The cast of pigs is a lively bunch; their behavior, particularly that of the enthusiastic Sylvia Jean, is continually funny. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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A childlike crowd-pleaser.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—When Sylvia Jean's troop leader announces that the next badge given will be for good deeds, the piglet decides to care for her neighbor, who has just twisted her ankle. She barges in on roller skates with tuba blaring. Mrs. VanHooven declares she just needs rest, but Sylvia Jean is determined and, in the process of delivering aid, she trips and lands atop the ailing woman. Although Sylvia Jean's mother and the doctor tell her to stay away, the scout becomes even more determined to carry through with a good deed. She disguises herself in various costumes and takes food, flowers, chocolates, and a book to her neighbor. She's about to write up her experience and claim her badge when she realizes that she did all those deeds after she was told not to. When she's about to acknowledge her mistake to her scout troop, Mrs. VanHooven appears on crutches and tells how the little porker arranged to have so many "fascinating characters" visit her. All ends happily, but next up is the first-aid badge. Now if Sylvia Jean only knew someone with an injury…. The pastel-colored illustrations outlined in black are expressive. While some are full spreads, many are smaller scenes set in frames of various shapes that provide background information for the main events. Sylvia Jean's enthusiasm is reflected on every page. Fans of the intrepid youngster will like this one, as will readers meeting her for the first time.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
Kirkus Reviews
Determined to earn her Good-Deed Badge, Pig Scout Sylvia Jean attempts to nurse her elderly neighbor, temporarily housebound with an ankle sprain. She gathers an assortment of first-aid supplies from tulips to puppets, but her towering tuba causes a commotion. Forbidden to visit Mrs. VanHooven again, Sylvia Jean dons a variety of outrageous costumes to assist the injured pig: A caped Spanish visitor serves homemade delicacies, a French ballerina twirls in with chocolates and a cowboy brings the latest bestseller. The gentle resolution brings praise for the child's earnest efforts and newfound friendship. Punchy phrases carry an engaging story line, and Sylvia Jean's exuberant personality shines through her dialogue. "Prepare to be amazed!" she sings. Expressive faces enhance the gentle narrative; thin lines indicate a quiet vulnerability. Ernst's scenes feature her signature pastel palette even as humorous details advance the energetic tale (Sylvia Jean's fretful pacing is priceless). Originally featured in Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen (2005), this sweet and spunky swine remains all heart. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525478737
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,219,130
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Campbell Ernst, author of the bestselling The Gingerbread Girl, lives with her husband and two daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.

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