The One and Only Marigold (Hardcover)

By Florence Parry Heide, Jill Mcelmurry (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, 9780375840319, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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Meet Marigold! From renowned author Florence Parry Heide comes a picture book about one clever, complicated—and hilarious—little girl. Follow Marigold as she buys a new coat (don’t worry, she still wears the old one to bed. She’s a very loyal person), plays a great trick (involving a Special Surprise Treasure Stand and worms), and much more. Along the way you'll meet Marigold’s best friend—her purple coat—and her next best friend—Maxine.

Simply and with inimitable humor, a legendary picture book writer and inventive illustrator create an original character that all children will laugh over . . . and will love.

About the Author

Florence Parry Heide is a bestselling, highly acclaimed writer, with over 50 books under her belt. Her Treehorn books, illustrated by Edward Gorey, have become true classics. She recently worked with Jules Fieffer on "Some Things Are Scary. "She is a mother of five and lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Jill McElmurry is the author and illustrator of "I'm Not a Baby!," "Mad About Plaid," and "Mess Pets." She is the illustrator of Lillian Moore's "I'm Small and Other Verses," Dayle Ann Dodds' "The Kettles Get New Clothes," and Stephanie Spinner's "It's a Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook." She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Praise For The One and Only Marigold

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2008:
“[The] snappy, funny stories of monkey-hippo friendship are as appealing as the folk art–style gouache illustrations and lively-but-clean design."