Posy Bates returns in new collection of zany mishaps and misadventures as she plays hairdresser for her friend Sam, tries her hand at housework, goes on a camping trip with her fellow Brownies, and stages the kidnapping of her little brother.
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Posy Bates is back, this time with a dog left over from a pet show. Back also are baby Fred and her friend, Sam. But the star of the show is Posy herself, an energetic nine-year-old with a penchant for misadventure. Judy Bennett's rendering of each of the characters in this episodic family story is right on the mark. Her enunciation and impeccable timing clarify the idiomatic text so that its unusual words become another aspect of the book's pleasure. The irrepressible Posy is her greatest challenge, and Bennett gets high marks. She bubbles with enthusiasm, wails and squeals, and dies over and over again. "It's positively brilling!" L.S. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-Posy Bates is back in a book that takes up where Meet Posy Bates (Macmillan, 1992) left off. The girl has found a large, hairy, stray canine. She is convinced that Buggins was sent especially for her. Her mother thinks otherwise, and Posy sets out to change her mind. In other episodes, the child helps with the housework and breaks the vacuum cleaner; does the wash and turns all the clothes lime green; and gives her friend Sam a haircut, leaving his head a mess. Trying to prove that Buggins would be a good watchdog, she convinces Sam to "kidnap" her baby brother, Fred, so that Buggins can find him. But when Fred disappears from the spot where Sam leaves him, Posy finds herself in a major predicament. While there are many connections to the previous book, they are well explained and this title can stand on its own. The main character is a likable youngster, and her adventures here pave the way for more. British expressions lightly pepper the text. This enjoyable romp is a worthwhile purchase as an easy chapter book or as a read-aloud for younger children.
Dot Minzer, North Barrington School, Barrington, IL
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027253724