Sunday Shopping [hc]
Written by Sally Derby [Ohio] & illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Every Sunday night a young girl and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip in this delightful picture book.
Sunday nights are special for Evie and Grandma. That's when they go on their weekly shopping spree. Grandma flips open the newspaper to see what’s advertised, and the imaginary tour of neighborhood stores begins. Toting a wallet filled with colorful pretend bills, Evie and Grandma take turns "buying" whatever catches their fancy. A big chunk of ham, a “sofa with a secret,” and a dress with spangles are just a few of the treasures they “purchase.” Most special of all is the jewelry box Evie chooses for the gold heart necklace Mama gave her before leaving to serve in the army- and the bouquet of flowers Evie leaves as a surprise for Grandma.
Overflowing with whimsy and a sweet grandmother-granddaughter relationship, this picture book is a joyous celebration of imagination, family love, and making a lot out of what you've got. 32 pages
"Grandma's wise advice and nurturing manner are comforting and familiar without being overly sentimental. Strickland's illustrations are a vibrant mix of watercolor, acrylic, and wax pencil, digitally interspersed with fanciful, oversize images of whimsy and delight... [This is] a lovely title that celebrates imagination and the importance of family." -School Library Journal (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
May 1, 2015
AR Level=3.4; Lexile Level=600 AD Adult-Directed Text
A Junior Library Guild selection