Zelda and Ivy (Candlewick Sparks) (Paperback)
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“A gentle, humorous look at sibling dynamics. . . . Doozy up your shelves with Zelda and Ivy.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Zelda and Ivy are fox sisters with a flair for the dramatic. Their exploits unfold with plenty of sugar and sass in this spirited trio of stories. Wry and genuine, the linked episodes and expressive illustrations will strike home with beginning readers, especially those who’ve experienced the warmth—and occasional wrath—of a sibling’s attentions.
About the Author
Laura McGee Kvasnosky is one of five children and drew on her experiences as a middle child as well as on observations of her own two children to create the feisty fox sisters. "My youngest sister, Kate, is the true Ivy. When she was little, she had a doll that she adored. We convinced her that if she let us cut the doll's hair, it would grow back. Of course, we butchered it. Mom took it to the doll hospital and got a wig made."
Children everywhere will recognize and relate to these three stories that take a gentle, humorous look at sibling dynamics . . . Doozy up your shelves with Zelda and Ivy.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
In this insightful look at sisterhood, two young foxes take different approaches to playing . . . Rare for a book about siblings, its sympathies reach out to readers regardless of their birth order.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)