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Title:
What's so great about Cindy Snappleby?
Author:
Samuels, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Though Faye wants to be friends with the cool and confident Cindy Snappleby, she won't put up with Cindy's calling Faye's little sister names.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531059791

9780531085790
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Book

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Summary

Though Faye wants to be friends with the cool and confident Cindy Snappleby, she won't put up with Cindy's calling Faye's little sister names.


Summary

Though Faye wants to be friends with the cool and confident Cindy Snappleby, she won't put up with Cindy's calling Faye's little sister names.


Reviews 6

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Carefully setting the stage for sophisticated Cindy Snappleby's upcoming visit, Faye ignores her younger sister, Dolores, who is eager to be included. However, when Cindy makes a jaded comment about Faye's prized Betty-Sue dolls, Faye nonchalantly says they belong to Dolores. Cindy continues playing top dog through a dancing session and several games of jacks. She reveals the secret of her skills: "I'm steady as a rock and cool as a cucumber. Nothing bothers me." Dolores, from the sidelines, promises not to bother the older girls anymore if she can share her secret with Cindy. Out of a box jump Howie, Trina, and Uncle Bob, three lively frogs. Cindy's facade collapses. When she calls Dolores a "rotten little witch," Faye jumps to her sister's defense. Dolores gets it all--a supportive sister and the Betty-Sue dolls. Dolores and Faye are excellent examples of sibling rivalry and sisterly relationships. Samuels' humorous color drawings capture perfectly the spunky, wiry-haired Dolores on roller skates next to the sedate and neatly dressed Faye. A good choice to enliven any story hour. (Reviewed Feb. 15, 1992)0531059790Deborah Abbott


Publisher's Weekly Review

Big and little sisters everywhere will herald the return of the indefatigable Dolores, who with her fly-away hair and patched overalls presents a stunning contrast to her impeccably attired older sister, Faye. Here Faye is entertaining a special guest, Cindy Snappleby, who appears at the door dressed to impress in heart-shaped sunglasses, pink polka-dot dress and wide-brimmed hat. Dolores, however, is not impressed, and in her own inimitable way shows that she knows how to crack Cindy's cool-as-a-cucumber veneer. The younger sister gets the last, expertly targeted word in this tale, which is as refreshing as Dolores's prior escapades ( Faye and Dolores ; Happy Birthday, Dolores ). The diverting details--from Dolores's toy clutter to Cindy's disdainful glances--packed in Samuels's illustrations will keep children chuckling, even if they've never had to contend with a little sister. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-2-- Faye is all ready to entertain her friend Cindy Snappleby, but Dolores is being her little sister self. When snooty Cindy arrives, Dolores is not impressed and soon finds a way to destroy Cindy's cucumber-cool facade with the help of three happy, hoppy, green frogs. Fans of Duncan and Dolores (1986), Faye and Dolores (1985, both Bradbury), and Happy Birthday, Dolores (Orchard, 1989) will enjoy yet another meeting with this pint-sized powerhouse. With its mini slice-of-life appeal and realistic dialogue, the text reads well and will seem familiar to siblings old and young, but it's the lively and colorful pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations that dominate and delight. --Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Carefully setting the stage for sophisticated Cindy Snappleby's upcoming visit, Faye ignores her younger sister, Dolores, who is eager to be included. However, when Cindy makes a jaded comment about Faye's prized Betty-Sue dolls, Faye nonchalantly says they belong to Dolores. Cindy continues playing top dog through a dancing session and several games of jacks. She reveals the secret of her skills: "I'm steady as a rock and cool as a cucumber. Nothing bothers me." Dolores, from the sidelines, promises not to bother the older girls anymore if she can share her secret with Cindy. Out of a box jump Howie, Trina, and Uncle Bob, three lively frogs. Cindy's facade collapses. When she calls Dolores a "rotten little witch," Faye jumps to her sister's defense. Dolores gets it all--a supportive sister and the Betty-Sue dolls. Dolores and Faye are excellent examples of sibling rivalry and sisterly relationships. Samuels' humorous color drawings capture perfectly the spunky, wiry-haired Dolores on roller skates next to the sedate and neatly dressed Faye. A good choice to enliven any story hour. (Reviewed Feb. 15, 1992)0531059790Deborah Abbott


Publisher's Weekly Review

Big and little sisters everywhere will herald the return of the indefatigable Dolores, who with her fly-away hair and patched overalls presents a stunning contrast to her impeccably attired older sister, Faye. Here Faye is entertaining a special guest, Cindy Snappleby, who appears at the door dressed to impress in heart-shaped sunglasses, pink polka-dot dress and wide-brimmed hat. Dolores, however, is not impressed, and in her own inimitable way shows that she knows how to crack Cindy's cool-as-a-cucumber veneer. The younger sister gets the last, expertly targeted word in this tale, which is as refreshing as Dolores's prior escapades ( Faye and Dolores ; Happy Birthday, Dolores ). The diverting details--from Dolores's toy clutter to Cindy's disdainful glances--packed in Samuels's illustrations will keep children chuckling, even if they've never had to contend with a little sister. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-2-- Faye is all ready to entertain her friend Cindy Snappleby, but Dolores is being her little sister self. When snooty Cindy arrives, Dolores is not impressed and soon finds a way to destroy Cindy's cucumber-cool facade with the help of three happy, hoppy, green frogs. Fans of Duncan and Dolores (1986), Faye and Dolores (1985, both Bradbury), and Happy Birthday, Dolores (Orchard, 1989) will enjoy yet another meeting with this pint-sized powerhouse. With its mini slice-of-life appeal and realistic dialogue, the text reads well and will seem familiar to siblings old and young, but it's the lively and colorful pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations that dominate and delight. --Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.