Hey everyone… sorry this post is so late in the day but technology and I had a little bit of a disagreement, needless to say – Technology won.  So, better late than never here is a cutie for your little ones.

Happy Reading and remember: Reading is contagious…pass it on!

Green Wilma

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From Publishers Weekly

There’s something decidedly odd about Wilma: at breakfast, her parents are startled by their offspring’s request to “Pass the bugs”; later, she shocks her teacher by snagging a “tasty little fly” with her long pink tongue. Most noticeably, however, Wilma’s skin has turned a deep, froggy green, a fact that her polka-dot T-shirt and beribboned blond hair cannot conceal. In this strange and gleeful story, it’s surprisingly easy being green–the extraordinary heroine is the envy of her elementary-school class. Arnold’s rhyming text is as buoyant as his leaf-colored, rubbery-limbed protagonist; his roly-poly, bug-eyed characters perfectly suit the story’s quirky theme and manic action. Squiggly, threadlike lines–suggestive of handmade paper–cover every surface in the richly colored illustrations, subtly adding an unusual softness and depth. Though some youngsters may be puzzled by the book’s conclusion, this gifted picture book creator ( No Jumping on the Bed! ; The Signpainter’s Assistant ) has taken his talents in a quirky, unconventional direction with this tale, which takes daydreaming to new and zany heights. Ages 4-8. A Children’s BOMC selection.

Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2– When little Wilma awakens one morning, she discovers that she has turned green and developed a fondness for eating flies. Her horrified parents don’t know how to deal with her, so she hops to school. There she demonstrates her dodgeball skills, but gets in trouble after flicking her tongue on the teacher’s nose and chasing flies through the lunchroom. Of course the adventure turns out to be a dream–but the dreamer, as it turns out, is a frog, not a girl. Arnold’s breezy humor shines through in the illustrations, especially in his goggle-eyed people who must be the stuff of amphibian nightmares. The rhymed narration is adequate, but the amusing tale’s success derives from the unexpected twist and the slapstick comedy embodied in the pictures. –Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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