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POSEY PLANS A PARTY

Author: Harriet Ziefert

Illustrator: Yukiko Kido

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Publisher: Blue Apple Books,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Posey wants to plan a party. She wants verything to be pink or at least start with a P. With the help of her parents she puts together a menu with pudding, pasta, pizza, and pickles. She has the perfect pink party that she has always wanted. This is a picture book story that offers letter practice in a fun story.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 5 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Age of Child: Read with a 5-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter picked out this book because it is pink. As we read it, she liked it because the party was pink, too. She commented on how the family was helping Posey plan her party. She thought that was great that her parents would take the time to help her.

Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed the fun story of a little girl planning a party and wanting everything to either be pink or start with the letter p. A themed party for a young child is no different than what we adults do sometimes. They are fun! It was fun to see her enjoy it so much. I was hopeful she would like it and thrilled she liked it as much as she did

Pros: This is a fun story, and every girl who likes the pink will love the idea of her themed party.

Cons: I am not sure a young boy would enjoy this book as it is all about the color pink and a tea party for stuffed animals.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. Little girls will love this book, and you're very likely to find it in the library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: OLIVE'S PIRATE PARTY   I WENT TO THE PARTY IN KALAMAZOO   POSEY PREFERS PINK

Educational Themes: Although this is meant to be a book for fun reading, there are lessons you can pull out. First, the idea of helping others, even if you don't like the same thing. Also, liking a certain color doesn't make you right or wrong.

Notes: A Reading Tub volunteer submitted this review. S/He borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, birthday

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2009

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