Publishers WeeklySeveral familiar characters perform encores this fall. In the third installment in Karen Salmansohn's paper-over-board Alexandra Rambles On! series, Wherever I Go, There I Am, Alex outwits her mother ("I have a different definition of `No.' For me, no just means a slow yes") and attends her first horror movie. She also makes a cool present for her V.B.F. (Very Best Friend) Liz's 13th birthday and travels solo to New York City. Hand lettering and magic marker illustrations give it a tween touch.
School Library JournalGr 4-7-Alexandra is back to engage readers with her journal entries. In one story, she convinces her mother to let her watch a scary movie. She pulls out all of the usual "but Moms," gets to see it on the sneak, and of course her mother has to console her in the middle of the night. That is if Mom really is Mom, and not the "Evil Mom Imposter!" In another tale, Alexandra's friend is about to become the big 13-a TEENAGER!-while Alexandra has four months to wait. Tale three is equally as busy and loquacious. With bright orange, pink, and yellow flowers on the cover, this book screams GIRLS-and that's a good thing! The busy "Flower Power" design perfectly matches the chatter, which is a delightful treat for wanna-be teens. Each page is fuchsia, bright lime green, orange, yellow, or a beautiful blue. The handwritten text in various sizes and fonts adds to the busy clutter of the cartoon drawings. Kids will love this book.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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