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The Resource Mary had a little glam, by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Mary had a little glam, by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Label
Mary had a little glam
Title
Mary had a little glam
Statement of responsibility
by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary had a little glam that grew into a lot. And everywhere that Mary went, she wasn't hard to spot. But on the day she started school, she caught some by surprise. Sweet Mary shrugged and hugged her mom. "I must accessorize."'--Page 4 of cover
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 2—Move over, Fancy Nancy—there's a new glamour queen in town! Mary's number one goal for her new year at school is to look absolutely fabulous. Covered in accessories, including her bedroom curtain, Mary struts down the block, attracting the attention of townsfolk and resident pooches. Arriving at Mother Goose Elementary, Mary is shocked to see her teacher and classmates dressed in bland clothing from eras long past. Swooping in to save the day, she offers fashion suggestions to all of the students and teachers. Even Clark, the classroom pet snake, gets accessorized with a monocle and top hat. The newly fashion-forward educators and kids incorporate style into school traditions such as storytime, art class, and music class. However, when recess arrives, the students are in a panic. Looking to Mary, they exclaim, "We're clearly dressed all wrong for this!" Mary thinks fast, tosses her silk-lined cape, and jumps right into play, with her classmates following quickly behind. Brantley-Newton's bright and busy illustrations full of racially diverse children and adults appeal to the eye without distracting from the text, while Sauer's quick and witty rhyme will keep children engaged and on their toes. VERDICT This fun and lively read-aloud with an African American protagonist is suitable for any children's collection.—Marian Mays, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library --Marian Mays (Reviewed 10/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 10, p85)
  • /* Starred Review */ Pinkalicious + Fancy Nancy + Eloise = Mary, the diminutive, precocious, brown-skinned queen of glam. The day Mary starts school, she declares to her mom, "I must accessorize." And she does. With bows, buttons, scarves, and even a sheep-shaped purse with an attitude, Mary turns heads all over town. Her drab-looking (though racially diverse) classmates at Mother Goose Elementary (Little Boy Blue, Georgie Porgie, and Little Bo Peep as well as the unnamed others) certainly appear to have stepped out of eras long gone by. The brown-skinned teacher, complete with a bun atop her crown, also appears to be a relic. Mary soon changes their glamless lives with beads, feather boas, sporty hats, and festive patterns aplenty. Mary's makeover magic leaves no school subject or space unturned. When recess arrives, a crisis ensues, for the kids are dressed all wrong for romping. Undaunted, Mary knows exactly what to do. Sauer's rhythm never falters, and Brantley-Newton's bright, fun-filled illustrations teem with energy and life and will keep young readers guessing: who or what will Mary accessorize next, and how? The array of skin tones will help all readers see themselves in this book in which imagination and creativity reign supreme. Whether by happenstance or by design, this delightful picture book positively answers the call for more books about children of color that aren't about civil rights or slavery. Welcome, Mary! We hope to see you again. (Picture book. 3-8)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528603
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sauer, Tammi
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD560L
  • Decoding demand: 67 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 89 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 66 (high)
  • Structure demand: 87 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
2.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion
  • Children
  • Fashion
  • Children
  • Children
  • Fashion
  • Picture books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Mary had a little glam, by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1649480
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
24 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781454913931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781454913931
  • (OCoLC)915507462
Label
Mary had a little glam, by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1649480
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
24 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781454913931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781454913931
  • (OCoLC)915507462

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