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Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie

by Norton Juster
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Published by Scholastic, 2008
32 pages
ISBN: 0-439-92943-1

Ages 3-7

The characters from The Hello, Goodbye Window (Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion, 2005) return in this colorful sequel dealing with a little girl’s moods and her grandparents’ reactions. Most of the time she’s Sweetie Pie, but she can also be a real Sourpuss, “and when it’s very late . . . I can be Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie all at the same time.” Nanna and Poppy never know what to expect! Evocative illustrations show the two sides to this delightful, biracial (Black/white) girl’s character, and the loving relationships among members of her family. (Gretchen Aiyangar, CCBC Reference Assistant) ©2010 Cooperative Children’s Book Center

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