Sally's messy room has had enough of being dumped on and so it heads for Sally's school to tell her how it feels, and the young messmonger learns a valuable lesson about being neat.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Sally gets out of bed late one morning--only to stumble over various and sundry toys on the floor--and leaves for school in a bad mood. Objects in the room, such as a lampshade festooned with dirty socks and a bed full of toys and puzzle pieces, begin to express their dismay and disgust with their treatment. They decide to take action, and readers see chair, table, bed, and bureau marching down Main Street, heading toward the school. Needless to say, Sally is surprised when her furniture bursts into the classroom. She rushes home, is impressed by the space in her room, and cleans it up. Bright watercolor washes fill in the areas created by India-ink line drawings. Brown's illustrations reflect a slapdash cartoon style with frequent use of overexaggerated facial expressions. A kind of goofy humor prevails. While the pages seem cluttered and somewhat frenetic, there is also a sense of energy. Text is interspersed with the drawings and is sometimes difficult to read. Dialogue is flippant, with occasional exclamations of ``ick'' and ``yuck.'' A mildly humorous but predictable story. --Alexandra Marris, Rochester Public Library, NY
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When Sally leaves for school, her room is such a mess that it has actually inconvenienced her. The room doesn't like it either: Not only do Sally's belongings begin to lecture (``Ick,'' says a dirty fishbowl, while the clock with no batteries tells the globe it's got socks on its head), but the entire room follows her to school. Confronted, the embarrassed Sally rushes home, arrives ahead of her stuff, is pleasantly surprised with the useful space that greets her, and promptly reforms. The message here is rendered almost painless by the novel idea, the funny pronouncements of the furniture, and the comical details in the cartoon-style illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Scholastic Trade, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110590447092
Book Description Scholastic Trade. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0590447092 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1202177