Serefina has an imagination as vivid as clear blue sky. She also has a problem keeping secrets under certain circumstances. And you can bet a combination thereof will have hilarious results when the "circumstances" involve a surprise birthday party for little brother Buster! Young readers will see more than a little of themselves in Serefina because there's nothing more tantalizing than guarding (and telling!) a piece of news. Phyllis Theroux's ebullient text and Marjorie Priceman's buoyant, offbeat paintings make for an altogether entertaining, totally unique, intergenerational story.
|Product dimensions:||7.36(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Phyllis Theroux has written about children, her own included, for as long as she has been a writer. But this is the first time she has written for children. "That," she says, "is much more difficult." Then she stumbled upon the heroine of Serefina Under the Circumstances. "Serefina is a little girl with a big imagination and a big vocabulary. All I had to do was follow behind her and see what she would do next." Phyllis Theroux's essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Parents Magazine, where she was a columnist. The author of Night Lights: Bedtime Stories for Parents In the Dark, she lives in Ashland, Virginia.
Marjorie Priceman is the author and illustrator of How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World and My Nine Lives by Clio. Her award-winning illustrations have graced numerous picture books, including What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street and When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street, both by Elsa Okon Rael, and A Nonny Mouse Writes Again! by Jack Prelutsky. Marjorie Priceman was awarded a Caldecott Honor for Zin, Zin, Zin! A Wolin by Lloyd Moss. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.