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School picture day

by Plourde, Lynn.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PLOURDE Lynn
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB PLOURDE Lynn
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je P
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  Je P
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF PLOU
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  CF PLOU
It's school picture day, and everyone is dressed up and ready to smile for the camera. Everyone, that is, except Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena. She's too busy trying to figure out how things work to care about pictures. After her tinkering gets everyone covered in grease, soot, and ashes, it looks as though the class picture is going to be a disaster. Then a twist of fate allows Josephina to put her talents to good use. With an endearing heroine, lively text, and irresistibly funny illustrations, this is sure to have readers grinning from ear to ear.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K^-Gr. 2. School picture day should be a snap (excuse the pun)--but not for Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena, whose penchant for figuring out how things work wreaks havoc. On the school bus she disassembles the gearshift; in the classroom she takes apart the pencil sharpener. Posing for the class picture, she sets off the sprinkler system. Her saving grace is that, in the end, it is she who figures out how to get the camera working when the photographer can't. All of this mayhem unfolds in a playful text that demands to be read aloud. Refrains like "fidgeting, fiddling, fuddling, and foopling," and the photographer's habit of goofy patronization ("Okey dokey. Don't be a slow pokey"), will get laughs, as will the cartoon drawings that feature round heads and skinny arms and legs and frenzied action. Lots of fun. --Denise Wilms"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "There is only one kid who isn't dressed for picture day and it's because she's too busy with her toolbox. But when the camera doesn't work, guess who fixes it? According to PW, this is "a winning snapshot of an unconventional heroine whose curiosity saves the day." Ages 8-up. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Photography -- Juvenile fiction.
Curiosity -- Juvenile fiction.
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Puffin Books,2004
Contributors Wickstrom, Thor.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 0142401501
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