My Closet Threw a Party

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9781402712982: My Closet Threw a Party

Artist Jimmy Pickering--a creative force at both Universal and Disney Studios, and an illustrator whose storybooks have been called "imaginative...and endearing" (School Library Journal) and "clever" (Publishers Weekly)--fashions wild and whimsical pictures that bring out all the fun in Robyn Parnell's unique tale.

My closet threw a party
And I heard it was a hit.
The clean clothes played with stinky
And my pants danced till they split.

Just watch how happily the clothes will play--especially when they're all in a tangle and not put neatly away! In fun and fanciful verse and wacky, colorful pictures, a quite unusual party comes brightly to life in a little girl's cluttered closet and messy room. It's quite a sight, starting early in the night, and simply everyone is there. What with the sneakers leading a game of charades and the checkered flannel nightie cheerfully doing a cha-cha, it's a fest kids won't forget.
But oh, when Mom comes in and finds a world of disorder and piles on the floor, who will clean it up?

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2–This wacky book opens with the line: "My closet threw a party/and I heard it was a hit!/The clean clothes mixed with stinky/and my pants danced till they split." A girl watches as her "...stockings swung from [the window] shades..." and her "sneakers played charades." The frivolity continues until Mom knocks on the door. The rhyming text is somewhat choppy and doesn't always scan, but the imaginative and innovative illustrations, which almost leap off the page, are bold, bright, and askew, perfectly capturing the hilarity of the situation. Many children will be able to identify with the main character's predicament and her creative way of explaining how her room got to be such a "pigsty."–Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
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