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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sylvie, written and illustrated by Jennifer Sattler. Random House, 2009. $17.99 ages 4 and up

"But Sylvie didn't stop there! She thought she'd look yummy in chocolate! She was right!"

Sylvie is not content for the world to remain the same. When one day she looks at her family and notices that they are all the same, she wonders why. Her mother explains that it is the shrimp they eat, and that gets Sylvie to thinking. What might happen if she eats palm leaves, or grapes, or a stripy towel? She is keen to try anything and so, she does. Eventually the eating catches up with her and her tummy, and Sylvie realizes that she doesn't feel well. She doesn't feel like Sylvie at all. She can remedy that!

The illustrations are filled with brilliance from the endpapers to each stunning page. Sylvie is a most endearing flamingo and she runs the gamut of the color palette. In the end, there is a surprise for all and it is delicious!

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