In this fanciful and original tale, Sophia rescues an unwanted dresser from a used furniture store and promises to pay for it later. But she has no money, so the moving men come to reclaim it. They jostle the stuck drawer loose, and Sophia spies the magic bundle that changes her life. . . . Full color.
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Laura Montenegro found her artistic voice early. She remembers as a child being taken by the hand, like Natalie, to a society of artists, all eccentric, all wonderful. Here she was given the gift of self-acceptance by people well versed in the adventure that is creativity. Laura lives with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters, Sonya and Nina, in Evanston, Illinois. This is her third book for children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-2-- This dreary story begins when a dresser with one stuck drawer is relegated to the basement of a furniture store. A girl named Sophia falls in love with it, and the shopkeeper lets her have it on credit. When she doesn't make the payment, however, movers are sent to repossess it. As they jostle the dresser, a bundle falls out. It conveniently contains a tiger costume that Sophia dons for an impromptu dancing performance, thereby gathering enough money from the street crowd to pay for the dresser. The text, burdened with unlikely and contrived events, is not enhanced by the drab and rather frightening expressionist illustrations. One page shows the movers marching like grim Frankensteins. The dresser never seems to be anything other than an inanimate object, making it hard to imagine why Sophia would sing songs and read to it. Susan Seligson and Howie Schneider's "Amos" books (Joy Street) prove that furniture can be fun. This vapid tale demonstrates that dressers are extremely dull. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M039557319X
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039557319X