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Polka Dots for Poppy

Amy Schwartz


List Price: 16.95*
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Four strong-minded sisters go shopping, each hoping to create a distinctive look. Charlie Ann wants to dress like a cowgirl, Ava a princess, and Isabelle all in purple. Baby Poppy is completely set on polka dots. All of the girls find something to satisfy their tastes, except for Poppy. But while Mom and baby sister sleep, the three older sisters get artsy with their waterproof markers. A bewildered Mom and delighted Poppy wake up to find a new polka dot wardrobe.  This spunky, colorful and sweet book is a tribute to being resourceful and creative.

Praise For Polka Dots for Poppy

"This heartwarming tale of sisterly love makes a super read-aloud"—School Library Journal
"Bright gouache and pen-and-ink art captures the girls' creativity and resourcefulness in this child-minded story of sisterly devotion."—The Horn Book
"Throughout, Schwartz's signature cartoon styles and cheery palette match the light mood of the text. A spot-on depiction of sisterly love."—Kirkus Reviews
"there are real pleasures to be had in [Schwartz's] plainspoken, knowing, and always empathic text . . . and pictures that gracefully and subtly portray a family determined to make sure that each member gets her due."—Publishers Weekly
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Holiday House, 9780823434312, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

About the Author

Amy Schwartz is the author and illustrator of many outstanding picture books. She has received such accolades as the Christopher Award, the National Jewish Book Award and the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Her books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated List, the ALA Notable Children's Book list, the Horn Book Fanfare list and the Booklist's Editor's Choice. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.