Tuesday, March 11, 2014
By: Lola M. Schafer
Illustrated by: Jessica Meserve
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: March 4th, 2014
Source: book from publisher to review
Rating: 5 Owlets- We Loved It
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All Mia wants is for her big brother, Spencer, to play with her. But he's always too busy! So Mia paints, and dances, and explores, and keep busy all by herself. But with a little imagination and a lot of love, Mia might just be able to show Spencer that it's a lot more fun to be busy together.
This story is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told, and one I'd highly recommend getting.
This is an adorable children's picture book, and so fitting for my family. I swear this story mirrored that of my children. The younger sister who wants to play with her big brother, and the big brother doing his own thing, secretly watching his little sister play, and then joining her for a fun afternoon of imagination play. I liked that the story featured both siblings playing by themselves, and using their own imaginations as they play, as well as together. From fort making to playing outside, and taking grand adventures together, Mia and Spencer's story feature the fun and memorable adventures siblings can share without even leaving the comforts of their home.
This book is perfect for toddlers and younger readers, as well as those who are young at heart, and enjoy reading picture books. The story is simple, easy to follow, and the illustrations are engaging, and will be entertaining for younger children.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen
Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~