Little girls can be strong and fierce and brave—and sometimes their ferocity is just the thing they need to save the day.
Millie is strong. Millie is fierce. But Millie has learned to keep her fierceness in check. And since she’s been sweet all summer long, Millie gets to have a sleepout with her friends. One where she promises to be well behaved. But things don't go as Millie planned, and our fierce little heroine is not happy. Still, she tries her best to keep her fierceness inside. But when the scary dog from next door howls at the girls' tent, Millie's ferocity saves them all!
A perfect addition to a bookshelf filled with Fancy Nancy, Eloise, Olivia, and Ladybug Girl.
Praise for the Millie Fierce books:
*"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation."Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Millie Fierce is a delightfully naughty mix between Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry."School Library Journal
"An unexpected Yeatsian lilt to Manning's writing ("Millie frizzed out her hair and made the crazy eye") lifts the text out of the ordinary; her powers of observation set it apart, too."Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including Millie Fierce; Little Goblins Ten written by Pamela Jane; and the bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She is usually very well behaved, but every once in a while, Jane turns fierce, just like Millie.
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Praise for MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT
"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation."--Kirkus Reviews
"Manning’s watercolor illustrations burst with color, their cartoonish exuberance a perfect match to the humor of the text. A terrific addition to any collection."--School Library Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Millie Fierce Sleeps Out is a riot of color, adventure, and fun. Millie plans everything out for her sleep out and makes sure that her fierce stays hidden. She's not going to let anything ruin her night—not even herself! So she keeps calm even when things don't go the way she'd planned. But when she can't contain her fierce any longer, she finds out that it can save the day in the right situation. The artwork in this book is outstanding. The watercolor illustrations are bright, energetic, and full of life. I could look at this book all day without getting bored. My kids laughed out loud at Millie and the eventful night she has. The story is well written and fun. I love the message that our weaknesses can become our strengths if used appropriately. Highly recommended for kids ages 3-5. Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
As you walk by this book your eyes are drawn to the bright colors, and the delightful drawing of Millie Fierce and she is going to Sleep Out! Jane Manning has once again drawn the children’s attention and they learned a good lesson, without even knowing it! Millie who is known for her bad temper has been trying really really hard all summer to be good, and she is about to be rewarded for her good behavior. She is being allowed to have a tenting sleep over with her friends, and we get excited as we plan what we are going to do. My boys really thought this was a real neat idea, and would love to have their friends over to sleep in the tent with them. We will see! Millie has a fun time planning, and then all of her friends arrive and they are off on for their adventure. Of course, as expected, and my boys said “Oh No”, things don’t go as Millie planned, and the boys again could see where things were going and were routing for her. Jane Manning does such an excellent job of getting their attention, while teaching them lessons. Once we finished the story, it had to be reread and with them taking time on each page to enjoy the colorful drawings. I’m sure it will be requested again and again. I received this book through TLC Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.