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Title:
Little Red
Author:
Sarah, Duchess of York, 1959-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
unpaged; 30 x 24 cm
Summary:
While on a picnic with four friends, a plucky doll named Little Red decides to investigate a noise that doesn't sound very friendly.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 72281.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689843402
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's a perfect day for a picnic!Little Red and her friends have packed the most delicious lunch and are off to have a buzz of a day.But just as they settle down in Bluebell Wood to snack on sherbert sandwiches, dandelion tea, and chocolate cake, they hear a very strange sound. SPLAT SHWOOSHTHWACK THUMP SQUAKSPLOSH What could possibly be making all that racket?Little Red is off to investigate, and what she finds will delight readers of all ages!Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has created a magical world and a charming group of friends in Gino, Roany, Little Blue -- and the irresistible Little Red.


Author Notes

Sarah Ferguson was born on October 15, 1959 and has worked in public relations at an art gallery and for a publisher. She became The Duchess of York in 1986 when she married Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second-born son. Their marriage ended in 1996. She is the author of several books, which include an autobiography and the Little Red series. She also works for Weight Watchers International and has written Dieting with the Duchess. She is a spokesperson for many charitable organizations, including Changes for Children. She has two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The Duchess of York (Budgie the Little Helicopter) here presents a lollipop-sweet heroine in the tradition of Strawberry Shortcake. Williams's (Sleepy Me) soft-lined pencil-and-watercolor depiction of Little Red-she of the slightly spiky red hair, red-checked gingham dress and black Mary Janes-is instantly appealing. As the action begins, Little Red and her best pal, a jaunty lad named Little Blue, prepare a picnic lunch to take to Lily Pad Pond, on the edge of Bluebell Wood. Pink pony Roany, who pulls Little Red's turquoise wagon, and spotted dog Gino, are along for the fun. But the gang's "sherbert"-sandwich lunch is interrupted by the dreadful noise "Splat shwoosh thwack thump squeak splosh." Upon investigation of the situation, Little Red retrieves a helpful piece of rope from her "magic sack of smiles" and the team rescues a bunny stranded on a lily pad. Such is the adventure that makes a "buzz of a day," according to Little Blue. On the back cover, Ferguson alludes to the Little Red rag doll (it is associated with one of her charities). Readers who like to imagine the inner lives of toys may find much to appreciate here; for others, the outing may cause sugar overload. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Little Red and her friends Little Blue, Roany the Pony, and Gino the Dog all leave Buttercup Cottage for a "buzz of a day" picnicking on sherbert sandwiches and chocolate cake in Bluebell Wood. During their feast, a terrible noise leads them to a bunny stranded on a lily pad during a game with frogs. Digging into her magic sack of smiles, Little Red finds a rope that allows Roany to make a successful rescue. Although wordy and containing numerous British phrases, the story itself is serviceable. It is the cloyingly sweet pastel-pencil and watercolor artwork showing these doll-like characters journeying through picturesque fields and flowers that drives the book over the edge. It's all too saccharine for most children.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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