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Birdie's Big-Girl Dress

By Sujean Rim (Hardcover Book, 2011)
That night, Birdie dreamed of dresses--
fluttery floral sundresses...
lovely lace sheaths...
chic chiffon gowns...

In this follow-up to Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, our favorite pint-sized fashionista is looking forward to a very BIG day--her birthday. But when Birdie tries on her favorite party dress, she realizes that - oh no! - it's too small. Mommy takes her to the boutique, where she tries on dress after dress, but Birdie realizes that none of these gowns will allow her to run and jump, make messes, and eat cake. Only when she takes a trip up to her favorite thinking place, the attic, does she realize that all it takes to find the perfect "Birdie dress" is a little imagination.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316132879

    • On Sale Date: 09/05/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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That night, Birdie dreamed of dresses--
fluttery floral sundresses...
lovely lace sheaths...
chic chiffon gowns...

In this follow-up to Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, our favorite pint-sized fashionista is looking forward to a very BIG day--her birthday. But when Birdie tries on her favorite party dress, she realizes that - oh no! - it's too small. Mommy takes her to the boutique, where she tries on dress after dress, but Birdie realizes that none of these gowns will allow her to run and jump, make messes, and eat cake. Only when she takes a trip up to her favorite thinking place, the attic, does she realize that all it takes to find the perfect "Birdie dress" is a little imagination.

SUJEAN RIM is the illustrator behind the popular DailyCandy website and is known for her signature watercolor art style. Originally a shoe and accessory designer, Sujean has been commissioned for her illustrations by a wide variety of clients, including Tiffany & Co, Barneys NY, and Target. This book is a follow-up to her first children's book, BIRDIE'S BIG GIRL SHOES, featuring this same beloved character. She has also designed numerous book covers and has illustrated two books by the editors of DailyCandy. Sujean lives with her husband, Bob, in New York.
  • Praise for Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes:
    "The bold, stylized watercolor and collage illustrations, paired with spare, simple text, are set against ample white space and burst with bright, attractive textile patterns. A light confection for the preschool dress-up set." -SLJ

    "Text and art successfully merge throughout...Rim's bold, retro-styled watercolor collages and textured accents provide spunk. Kick back and relax for some fashionable fun." -Kirkus Reviews

    "Rim's gossamer watercolors exude a breezy élan and they pop with luscious color--the pinks are especially juicy. The exaggerated scenes of Birdie trying on her mother's shoes are priceless...and the target audience will identify both with Birdie's desire to play grownup and her epiphany that barefoot is better." -Publishers Weekly

    "Sassy and fabulous." -Book Review Digest

    "Watercolors are applied to sketches with vigor, while the clothes and shoes that keep our attention are created with wildly patterned collage." -Children's Literature

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Birdie's Big-Girl Dress
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 9-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316132879
  • On Sale Date: 09/05/2011
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