Friday, September 21, 2012

Princess Super Kitty

From the Publisher: Maggie likes being a kitty. But sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes a girl has to be super. One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Not a Box, Antoinette Portis. Once again, Portis shows us that children make ordinary life fun using their imaginations.

Booklist (October 15, 2011 (Vol. 108, No. 4))
Preschool-Grade 1. From the creator of Geisel Award–winning Not a Box (2007) comes another celebration of the power of imagination. Here, Maggie declares she isn’t a regular girl—she is a kitty, until she isn’t. She is then Super Kitty, until she isn’t; she then becomes Princess Super Kitty, and so on until she is Water Lily Hula Porpoise Princess Super Kitty of the Sea. Each iteration comes with its own specific attributes, powers, and wishes. Thick black outlines with a crayon-like texture make the brightly colored images pop off the crisp white background and emphasize Maggie’s energy and flights of fancy. The illustrations show exactly what is going on, which is refreshing for often-literal young readers: Maggie as a kitty is portrayed as a little girl wearing pretend cat ears and a tail, “flying” is shown to be jumping off a chair, and so on. Child friendly, accessible, and a ton of fun.

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