Marty McGuire (Marty McGuire (Pb)) (Prebound)
Turtleback Books, 9780606230636, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
— Kathy Carrigan, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI
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Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all.