Poppy's Best Paper
Poppy J. Thistleberry decides she wants to be a writer, but she is struggling to come up with material for her class writing assignments--and annoyed that her best friend Lavender keeps getting picked to read her paper.
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|Library of Congress
||Animals, Friendship, Schools, Best friends, Elementary schools
Description of this Book
Fans of Olivia and Lilly will delight in Poppy, a little rabbit with big dreams--and an even bigger personality. More than anything, Poppy wants to be a verrrry famous writer. She's sure Mrs. Rose will pick her paper to read to the whole class! Trouble is, she has tall ambitions but is short on effort, and her jealousy takes over when her best friend's paper is chosen instead. In the end, Poppy discovers that she has to get out of her own way if her big dreams are going to come true. Rosalinde's adorable, expressive illustrations make memorable, quirky Poppy a real star!
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Following her decision to become a writer when she grows up, Poppy takes a significant step in the right direction--after a few false starts. Poppy is blithely positive that the perfunctory career declaration she's produced for a writing assignment will be selected for a class read-aloud. She is therefore deeply miffed when her methodical friend Lavender's Why I Want to Be a Brain Surgeon is chosen instead. When, next time, Lavender's My Wish for World Peace gets the nod over Poppy's shallow, self-absorbed effort, her fury is so open that she lands a stint in the Chill-Out Chair. Third time's the charm though, as for the assigned topic How to Do Something, a repentant Poppy tallies up her own rude behavior in a paper titled How to Get in Trouble. This ingenious apology not only earns applause from the class, but mends fences with Lavender too. Poppy, a flop-eared bunny, leads a cast of small, individualized animals drawn with an expressive delicacy reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' figures. Also, along with sly notes like Poppy's bright visions of future school visits and celebrity-autograph sessions, Bonnet depicts the writer-to-be in authentic throes of composition--breaking a pencil, throwing her notebook across the room, and weeping with frustration before finally buckling down. Take note, budding authors. Poppy's paper is hard-won but worth the A it gets. -- Kirkus Reviews
When her mother framed the rooster she drew in kindergarten, Susan Eaddy decided she wanted to be a verrrry famous artist when she grew up. She now sculpts clay into illustrations for magazines and children's books, including My Love for You Is the Sun (Little Bahalia) and Papa Fish's Lullaby (Cooper Square). Poppy's Best Paper is the first book she has written. When Rosalinde Bonnet was little, she couldn't decide if she wanted to be an artist, an illustrator, or a zoologist. Now she writes and illustrates children's books that often feature animals-like Poppy! She is the illustrator of The Art Collector and The Little Red Elf, and the author and illustrator of several picture books available in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. When Rosalinde Bonnet was little, she couldn't decide if she wanted to be an artist, an illustrator, or a zoologist. Now she writes and illustrates children's books that often feature animals. She is the illustrator of The Art Collector and The Little Red Elf, and the author and illustrator of several picture books available in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. www.rosalindebonnet.com