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Zelda and Ivy

by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Zelda and Ivy
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Zelda and Ivy are young fox sisters; Zelda, the older, is the boss, and Ivy is the bossee. Each of the three vignettes shows Zelda working some big-sister hocus-pocus on little Ivy. In the first chapter, Zelda and Ivy are playing circus, and Zelda says she will choose and announce the tricks. At Zelda's urging, "fabulous Ivy on the Flying Trapeze" tries to balance herself on her tail--and fails with a thump. In the second chapter, Zelda convinces Ivy that all the hippest foxes are painting blue stripes on their tails. In the last tale, after Zelda tells Ivy that magic dust under her pillow will allow her a wish, Ivy asks the universe for a baton--just like the one Zelda has. A chastened Zelda makes Ivy's wish come true, but she soon figures out a way to get the upper hand once more. Marvelously true to life and tinged with sly wit, the stories will be viewed knowingly by both big and little sisters, who'll see themselves here. Kvasnosky not only has a way with words; her illustrations are delightful, too. The thickly applied gouache artwork captures every wry moment, and not since Kevin Henkes has an artist been able to do so much with so little--the slight curve of a smile or dot of an eye. Fun with some bite. (Reviewed April 1, 1998)0763604690Ilene Cooper"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this insightful look at sisterhood, two young foxes take different approaches to playing. The mildly traitorous Zelda takes advantage of Ivy, her gullible younger sibling. Ivy, on the other hand, indulges her sister and wears a look of quiet dismay when things go wrong. In the first of three chapters, Ivy pretends to be a trapeze artist, and ringmaster Zelda tests her with increasingly difficult tricks. Next, when Zelda suggests a make-over, Ivy is her trusting victim: "Zelda cut scallops into Ivy's fluffy tail.... `Shall I scallop your tail?' asked Ivy. `Wait until I'm done,' said Zelda." Yet, as Ivy well knows, her big sister has a big heart. At the conclusion, Ivy's wish for a silver baton "just like yours" prompts Zelda to anonymously (and somewhat reluctantly) donate her own prize toy. Kvasnosky (Mr. Chips) shows that age has its advantages (Zelda owns the baton and gets the top bunk) as well as its responsibilities (Zelda gives Ivy the baton because of her remorse). Gouache images pair waxy black outlines with warm, crayony colors. Kvasnosky's clean draftsmanship of the foxes, with their arrow-shaped faces, black-dot eyes and tiny fox toys, recalls Kevin Henkes's mice, and the true-to-life childhood situations recall Henkes as well. Rare for a book about siblings, its sympathies reach out to readers regardless of their birth order. Ages 5-9. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Zelda (Fictitious character : Kvasnosky) -- Juvenile fiction.
Ivy (Fictitious character : Kvasnosky) -- Juvenile fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2007
Contributors Selig, Jenny, narrator.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Jenny Selig.
Audience 5 years and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged
"The same text is on both discs. Disc 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
Compact discs.
Description 2 audio discs (15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781428164314
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