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"[A] delightful series . . . Gay’s mixed-media scenes dance . . . Subtle and sweet, yet full of life and humor, [Stella's] world is a place kids will want to visit again and again." —School Library Journal, starred review
“The charming illustrations, rendered in watercolour, pastel and collage, depict red-headed Stella’s antics in great detail and from a variety of perspectives. Young readers will wish they could be just like Stella, or at least have a big sister like her. Stella is both wonderful and full of wonder purely glorious.” —Kirkus, starred review
“If you’ve ever wondered how Stella got so imaginative, wonder no more . . . Enchanting overhead views subtly drive home how being small makes the world seem big, and young listeners will feel encouraged to laugh at their own past foibles.” —Booklist
“Stella’s dynamic world and big sister charisma will pay off for fans of the gentle series.” —Publishers Weekly
The ever-inquisitive, carrot-top heroine returns, this time with a peek at her early days: "When Stella was very, very small, words looked like ants running off the pages. Butterflies flew on the walls, and cups jumped off the tables, just like that!" reads Gay's text as Stella sits before a pile of books, crayon-scribbled butterflies gracing the walls. Stella's surroundings, which initially have an epic scale for her, become more manageable (though no less magic) as she ages. And "now that Stella is big" and "the ants in her book have become words," she can read to her little brother. Stella's dynamic world and big sister charisma will pay off for fans of the gentle series. Ages 2-5. (Aug.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.