Amy is famous

by Bottner, Barbara,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Easy E Bottner
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Easy
Call Number  E Bottner
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BOTTNER Barbara
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea BOTTNER Barbara
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC BOTTNER
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Bottner
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PIC Bottner
To Amy, nothing is better than being famous. It means you're extra special. She signs autographs (for her bear), poses for photos with fans (her parents), and collects gold stars (from her teacher). But when another little girl joins her class and becomes even more famous, Amy becomes jealous. It's not until they spend time together that they learn friendship is more meaningful than fame. This picture book explores ideas of fame, attention, friendship, and being yourself.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bottner (Priscilla Gorilla) explores classroom dynamics through two fame-obsessed girls. Upon receiving teacherly stars for a poem and a drawing, Amy believes she must be famous, so she practices her autographs and wears all red to school ("Famous people wear red"). Her sense of self-importance is punctured by the arrival of a new girl, who launches to popularity when she shows up dressed first like Hermione Granger ("from the Harry Potter movie"), then as Hello Kitty, and finally in Amy's own beloved crimson. "There can't be two famous people in one tiny classroom!" declares Amy. Though her mother suggests that the new student is just trying to find her way, Amy grouses about her reversal of fortune until an unexpected playdate helps both kids discover that fame and itchy costumes aren't all they're cracked up to be. Illustrations by Chen (Doris the Bookasaurus) convey Amy's mixed emotions, but the story's focus on the superficial as the main means by which Amy and the new girl express themselves flattens the message. Ages 3-6. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Jealousy -- Juvenile fiction.
Girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Jealousy -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Picture books.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Chen, Yuyi (Artist), illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781250134905
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