Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547615646, 108pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2012
Ms. Shelby is getting married As the girls in Nikki and Deja's class compete over who can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has been temporarily laid off from her job, and Deja is worried. What will happen now that she can no longer afford a new dress and special hairdo? Will Nikki leave her best friend behind while she shops and primps? Will Deja be able to get over her jealousy and enjoy the celebration anyway?
This is a charming entry in a chapter book series praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.
Laura Freeman has illustrated severalbooks for young readers. Her artwork has also appeared inpublications such asthe "The New York Times" and "New York" magazine. Lauragrew up in New York City, andnowlives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. To learn more, please visit www.lfreemanart.com.
"English manages to convey both the trials that best friends sometimes put each other through as well as how easy it can be to get the relationship back on track. A former teacher herself, English fondly depicts these tried-and-true dynamics." --Booklist