Brownie & Pearl get dolled up

Cynthia Rylant

Book - 2010

After playing dress-up, a little girl and her cat show off their finery.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Beach Lane Books c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781416986317
1416986316
Main Author
Cynthia Rylant (-)
Other Authors
Brian Biggs (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Brownie, the girl with the bobbed hairdo, and Pearl, her calico kitty, are in dress-up mode. Brownie finds a feather boa. "Pearl finds pearls." From there, it's powder to lipstick to glitter. The often one-word text is so simple that this can be used as an early reader ("Lipstick?"). But the real draw is the endearing digitally rendered artwork, which fills the pages and features large, simple images that can be easily seen in group settings. Although few cats would allow themselves to be so gussied up, Pearl doesn't seem to mind; she's as excited as Brownie to be "so DOLLED UP!" Fun. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In the second book to feature Brownie and her kitty, Pearl, they're getting dressed to the nines. Each page focuses on a different adornment Brownie and Pearl select: "Brownie finds feathers. Pearl finds pearls.... A little powder? Yes!"). The lipstick, though, is just "for Brownie." She goes to town with the glitter, and when they step out, "everyone" (aka her parents) comments on how "dolled up" they are. Readers should, once again, enjoy being privy to Brownie and Pearl's special world. Ages 3–5. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—In this follow-up to Brownie & Pearl Step Out (S & S, 2009), Brownie, draped in a pink feather boa, applies pink lipstick, pink glitter, "rosy spray," and powder, and brushes her hair. Her cat gets a string of pearls around her furry neck and similar treatment. When they emerge from the bedroom, her parents exclaim, "You are so dolled up!" And "Brownie and Pearl know it." The simple text is set in big bold type and is perfect for beginning readers. Digitally rendered cartoon illustrations feature expressive close-ups of the "dolling up" routine and lots of pink—on fingernails, toes, bedding, and more.—Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT [Page 139]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Playing dress-up instead of getting ready for bedtime, Brownie and Pearl put on makeup, jewelry and glitter before surprising Mom and Dad with their fancy getups. By the author of Brownie & Pearl Step Out.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After playing dress-up, a little girl and her cat show off their finery.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Brownie and Pearl should be getting ready for bed. But instead of hitting the hay, they decide to play dress-up. They don pearls, apply powder, and add glitter galore. And when they make their sparkly debut, Mom and Dad can’t help but agree: Brownie and Pearl are so dolled up!With its adorable characters, sweet storyline, and vibrant illustrations, this second installment in the Brownie & Pearl series is certain to delight young dress-up fans across the land.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Brownie and Pearl should be getting ready for bed. But instead of hitting the hay, they decide to play dress-up. They don pearls, apply powder, and add glitter galore. And when they make their sparkly debut, Mom and Dad can't help but agree: Brownie and Pearl are so dolled up!With its adorable characters, sweet storyline, and vibrant illustrations, this second installment in the Brownie & Pearl series is certain to delight young dress-up fans across the land.