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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

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 the author of the books "How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, "which was a "New York Times "bestseller, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews; "How to Get Married . . . by Me, the Bride;" and "How to Get a Job . . . by Me, the Boss." She is also the author of "Being a Pig Is Nice, " illustrated by Dan Krall. She worked in children's publishing for several years, leaving in 2000 to write full-time.

ALEXANDRA BOIGER is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Marilyn Singer's "Tallulah's Tutu "and its sequels; "The Little Bit Scary People "by Emily Jenkins; "Doctor All-Knowing: A Folk Tale from the Brothers Grimm "by Doris Orgel; and "While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat" by Amy Reichert. She also re-illustrated Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series.

Praise For Poor Doreen

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