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Maude: The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton Hardcover – 4 Oct 2012
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Child s razor-sharp humor is in top form, and it s also a highly auspicious debut for Krauss, whose chic Wes Anderson meets New York Fashion Week aesthetic is as memorable as the Shrimptons themselves.
Child's razor-sharp humor is in top form, and it's also a highly auspicious debut for Krauss, whose chic Wes Anderson meets New York Fashion Week aesthetic is as memorable as the Shrimptons themselves.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
--Kirkus Reviews This cautionary tale is full of humor (if slightly dark at times) and would greatly enhance a language-arts lesson on descriptive writing. The clever, full-color, full-bleed illustrations incorporate a variety of highly noticeable patterns and text fonts. Maude blends into them well, and discovering where she is in any given picture adds to the fun of the book.
--School Library Journal Maude ... should strike a chord with any kid who prefers to blend into his or her surroundings. Maude does it quite literally, and the fun for readers is spotting her. ... Those with a taste for black humor will relish Maude's gift for camouflage -- a trait that suddenly seems quite useful
--Booklist Online --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Lauren Child is one of today's most talented and innovative children's writer/illustrators. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal, she is best known for creating the characters Clarice Bean and the BAFTA-award-winning Charlie and Lola. She is co-creator of The Princess and the Pea and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
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I liked this book because the people in the book wore fancy clothes and the pictures are very pretty. My favorite part was that you can try to find Maude on every page if you want to.
Review by Aubrey L., age 5, Greater New York Mensa
I have long loved Lauren Child's books and this one is visually a delight, although I felt that the story was a little disappointing. However, it is fun to read aloud and will appeal to those children who are, perhaps, a little shy. A good, but not brilliant, book and not quite up to her usual standard in my opinion.