Poor Doreen

Poor Doreen Cover

Poor Doreen

A Fishy Tale

By Sally Lloyd-Jones; Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375869181, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

Description
An Ample Roundy Fish called Mrs. Doreen Randolph-Potts is on a mission: to visit her second cousin twice removed who's just welcomed 157 babies. But when she spies what she thinks is a yummy dragonfly and is actually bait poor Doreen is lifted out of the water on a fishing pole. Luckily, Doreen is, shall we say, a wee bit clueless about the dire situation. Kids will love being in on the joke as our oblivious heroine arrives, in a roundabout way, at her final destination. Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the "New York Times" bestseller" How to Be A Baby, " and acclaimed illustrator Alexandra Boiger bring the world of a fish to vibrant, funny life.


About the Author
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany. After studying graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, she started to work in Feature Animation for Warner Bros and DreamWorks before transitioning to become an illustrator. Since then, Alexandra has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them The Magical Animal Adoption Agency and five books about ballerina Tallulah. A new picture book, Max and Marla, marks Alexandra's debut title as both author and illustrator. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.


Praise For Poor Doreen

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2014:
"[An] amusing, cleverly executed tale."