Readers of all kinds will fall in love with the precocious, adorable Abigail Iris!
Abigail Iris is sick of being One-of-Manybrothers and sisters, that is. She'd rather be an Only, like all her best friends, and not have to compete with siblings for time or attention. So Abigail is thrilled when she joins her friend Genevieve's family on a trip to San Francisco. She gets to stay in a fancy hotel, visit Chinatown, order room serviceand she doesn't have to share anything with her pesky older siblings! Amid all the fun, though, Abigail discovers that having a set of parents to yourself might be nice some of the time, it just isn't right for Abigail all of the time. An adorable story for Onlies and One-of-Many alike starring a one-of-a-kind new character!
About the Author
LISA GLATT is the author of the short story collection The Apple's Bruise and the novel A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That. She teaches at California State University, Long Beach. www.lisaglatt.com
SUZANNE GREENBERG is the author of Speed-Walk and Other Stories and the co-author of Everyday Creative Writing: Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink. She lives in California with her husband and their three children.
JOY ALLEN has illustrated more than thirty books for children, including the popular American Girl Hopscotch Hill School series. Her art has appeared on the cover of Publishers Weekly, in the L.A. Times, and on the Today Show. She lives in Cameron Park, California. www.joyallenillustration.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Abigail Iris: The One and Only by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg is the 2011 winner of the Bank Street Children's Books of the Year.Abigail Iris is the story of an 8 yr old girl with many siblings and 3 best friends. All of her best friends are only children. Abigail Iris is invited on a vacation with one of her best friends to San Francisco, where she can go to Chinatown, have breakfast in bed, and have chocolate milkshakes for breakfast. All without her older siblings around! She soon realizes that maybe having a set of parents all to yourself isn't all it's cracked up to be.This is an awesome start to a series about a charming young lady, similar to Judy Bloom. It touches on some important life lessons- like being thankful for your family and appreciating what you have. There was some subtle jokes in it that would go over a child's head, but still make for fun reading for parents. An example can be seen as they drive into the city and see a pink station wagon decorated with high heels and tiaras, and the parents say "Well, would you look at that. We are definitely heading into San Francisco."The illustrations By Joy Allen were captivating and portrayed the story's emotions well.