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Pretty Pru
Contributor(s): Dunbar, Polly, Dunbar, Polly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 076364272X     ISBN-13: 9780763642723
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
    OUR PRICE: $11.70  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: February 2009
Annotation: Pretty Pru is trying on lipstick and is so busy admiring herself, she doesn't notice when someone borrows her special purse. Could it be Tiptoe the rabbit or Doodle the alligator? Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Beauty, Personal; Fiction.
Cosmetics; Fiction.
Chickens; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2008933309
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Tilly and Friends
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 8.50" W x 0.50" (0.80 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 129169
Reading Level: 1.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The celebrated Polly Dunbar offers a new charming adventure in her series about Tilly and her friends.
Pretty Pru is trying on her favorite red lipstick. She's so busy prancing that she doesn't notice when someone borrows her special purse. Could it be Tiptoe the rabbit, blushing a shade of pink? Or Doodle the alligator, pointing a pretty finger? And what IS that on top of Tumpty's head?

Contributor Bio(s): Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of DOG BLUE and PENGUIN (which was short-listed for a Kate Greenaway Medal) and the illustrator of SHOE BABY by Joyce Dunbar, HERE'S A LITTLE POEM by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, and MY DAD'S A BIRDMAN by David Almond. She lives in Brighton, England.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Fall)
In Pretty Pru, Tumpty the elephant uses Pru the bird's makeup, with funny results, but he apologizes when he realizes Pru's upset. Everyone laughs at Tumpty's unsuccessful attempts to hide himself in Where's Tumpty?; they're distressed, however, when they think he's really gone. Dunbar playfully and perceptively explores the ups and downs of friendship in these two stories accompanied by spacious, uncluttered illustrations. [Review covers these Tilly and Friends Book titles: Pretty Pru and Where's Tumpty?.] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 May)

PreS-Gr 1—With quiet flair, Tilly, a little girl, helps her animal pals when they get into mischief. Tumpty the elephant requests lipstick as he admires Pru primping. The petite hen rebuffs his request: "You'll waste it." When she notices that her purse with all her makeup is missing, Tilly helps search for it. They discover that Hector the pig's lashes are enhanced with mascara and Tiptoe the bunny's cheekbones glow with a lovely shade of blush. Doodle the alligator sports an impressive manicure with nail polish. Tumpty is found prancing with Pru's purse on his head and adorned with her necklace. All of Tilly's friends are sorry, especially Tumpty, for their behavior, and Tumpty and Pru move forward in an effort of generosity and sharing. This tender story is complemented with colorful and expressive mixed-media illustrations.—Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY

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