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A first grader gets into trouble when her love of drawing keeps her from doing something important.
Unknown Binding, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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This is such a wonderful story about a little girl who loves to draw, but she loves it so much she often gets distracted in school. A crisis occurs when she draws a picture for her sick teacher, but forgets to sign it. The story is told very lovingly, and the illustrations are all in black and white line and shading, with splashes of color to highlight Willaby and her artwork. The protagonist is an African American girl, and her class is very racially diverse, which I appreciated.
Vonne Jasper
Jul 30, 2008 Vonne Jasper rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young women learning how to read
Recommended to Vonne by: my mother
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Willaby's love of drawing causes confusion when it comes to making a get well card.
Kristen marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2012
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Rachel Isadora is an award-winning children's author and illustrator. She has written children's books on multiple topics including ballet, life in America and Africa, and has illustrated several Brother Grimm tales in an African setting. She is most well-known for her Caldecott Honor Award book "Ben's Trumpet". She was a ballet dancer before she became an illustrator and children's writer.
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