Daffodil by Emily Jenkins

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Synopsis

It's time for a change -- of clothes!

Daffodil had two sisters,
and they all three looked alike.
People couldn't tell them apart.

When Daffodil and her sisters go to parties, Mommy puts them in fancy dresses of different colors so that people will know "who is who, and which is which." Violet's dress is violet, with lots of lace. Rose's dress is pink, with little bows all over. Lucky ducks. Poor Daffodil's dress is a horrible yellow, with weird fake pearls. She hates it "very extremely hugely much." One day Daffodil finally has enough - and when she rebels, she learns something surprising from her sisters.

This funny story about individuality is given a lively twist by Tomek Bogacki's colorful illustrations.
 

About Emily Jenkins

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Emily Jenkins and Tomek Bogacki previously collaborated on Five Creatures, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Children's Book. Both author and artist live in New York City.
 
Published May 3, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Having led her fellow triplet sisters in a sartorial rebellion in her debut outing (Daffodil, 2004), the intrepid Daffodil returns in an even more vigorous expression of her individuality.

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Violet and Rose are “LUCKY DUCKS” because their dresses are pretty, but Daffodil hates her yellow dress because it reminds her of pee!

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Daffodil's well-intentioned mother makes the triplets wear dresses to match their names—violet for Violet, pink for Rose and, for Daffodil, a "sour, fake-cheerful yellow that reminded Daffodil of pee."

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