Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Zoe's Room: No Sisters Allowed by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, Book Review & Giveaway

By: Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Published by: Scholastic
Released on: May 28th, 2013
Ages: 3-5
Source: book from publisher to review
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Zoe rules as Queen of the Universe -- or at least, her room! -- in this sweet, funny companion to Zoe Gets Ready.

Zoe is the Queen of the whole Universe ... but her favorite place in the Universe is her own room, where she hosts tea parties, builds empires out of blocks, and gazes out upon the stars.

Then her parents announce that her little sister Addie is moving in to Zoe's room. Little sisters aren't good at tea parties (too rude), block-building (too clumsy), and starwatching (just plain too young!). So the Queen's new roommate is a royal pain . . . until Zoe discovers that even her smallest subjects can be useful in a storm!

Zoe's Room: No Sisters Allowed is a cute story the captures the struggles and fun of sharing a room. Zoe is kid who loves her space. At night after her lights are out she quietly gets out of bed to play pretend. She sets up for tomorrow's tea party, gazes at the stars, builds things and enjoys having a place all to herself, but things change when Zoe's parents move her baby sitter into her room. Not only does she not want to share her room, spaces in her room where she played at are now ruined to make room for her baby sister.

If you've ever had to share a room with a younger sibling you'll know it's both a struggle, and can also be a lot of fun. Bethanie captures both the struggles Zoe learns to cope with and the heart warming moments that come from sharing a room with little sister. It's a cute story with fun illustrations. This was a story my little girl loved having read to her. If you're a fan of Zoe, check out her Zoe Gets Ready book. That's become a favorite in our house.

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About the Author 
Bethanie Deeney Murguia earned an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Bethanie lives with her family and her fifty pound lap dog, Disco, in Sausalito, CA. She is the creator of Zoe Gets Ready and Buglette, the Messy Sleeper.

The Giveaway
Thank you to Big Hancho Media and Scholastic, I've got a copy of both Zoe's Room and Zoe Gets Ready to giveaway! To enter, please fill out the form below.

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  1. Zoe Gets Ready was very cute. My daughter and I would love this! Thx for the giveaway!

  2. This looks really cute! My kids would love it.

  3. This one sounds charming. I loved Zoe Gets Ready and am sure I will love this. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.


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