Evie and Margie
By Bernard Waber
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618341245, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Evie and Margie are best friends. They do everything together, they even dream together. They dream that one day they will both become famous actresses. So when auditions are held for the school play, they both decide to try out for the lead role of Cinderella. But starring in the school play is one thing they can’t do together, and when Margie is given the role, Evie is left to cope with her frustration and jealousy alone.
Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.
"...a satisfying, well-plotted picture book..." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
"Waber has given an original twist to the familiar theme of the test of friendship." Kirkus Reviews
"An entertaining and subtly edifying portrait of a robust friendship." Publishers Weekly
"The book gets to the heart of what is important to children, and the color illustrations are vintage Waber with great facial expressions and humorous, child-friendly images." School Library Journal
"Waber's characters, loosely sketched hippopotami, show their emotions freely, allowing young children to laugh with them without forcing an obvious lesson through mirror images of themselves." Horn Book