What to Do? What to Do?

By Janet Pedersen (Illustrator); Toni Teeven
(Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780618446322, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 2006

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Old Sophie lives all alone and yearns for someone to talk to. Her wish comes true one day when she hears some birds sing to her. “Nice lady, sweet lady,” they seem to say. Sophie is so delighted that she bakes her most delicious bread for them. But before long, their sweet twitters and tweets turn into greedy squawks and screeches. Soon, Sophie is weary of kneading, weary of baking, and very weary of birds. What to do? What to do?
Winsome, Eastern European–inspired watercolors and a lively narrative come together for a fresh, clever, and original tale that has all the makings of a modern classic.

About the Author

Toni Teevin wrote and illustrated several picture books under the name Toni Hormann. She was born in Detroit and was a long-time resident of the Chicago area until her death in 2003.

Praise For What to Do? What to Do?

"Its delicious humor, rhythmic language, and smooth pacing make the book a winning read-aloud." Booklist, ALA

"Ever so clever and charming." Kirkus Reviews

"Children will delight in this picture book." School Library Journal

"Loose line-and-watercolor illustrations complement the text, which carries both reader and Sophie to the harmonious end with understated humor." Horn Book Guide, Pointer

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