Mama's Perfect Present by Diane Goode
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Two children and their crazy canine, Zaza, go in search of the perfect gift for their mother in Paris and, along the way, wreak havoc at each boutique and flower stand they visit, until Zaza finally discovers the place where the perfect present awaits.
 

About Diane Goode

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Diane Goode is the illustrator of dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed picture books including several written by Cynthia Rylant, "Alligator Boy"; "When I Was Young in the Mountains", a Caldecott Honor Book; and most recently, "Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby".? She is also the illustrator of "President Pennybaker" and "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" both by Kate Feiffer and "Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva" and "Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes" both by Elise Primavera.? She lives and works in Watchung, NJ with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy.?Visit her at www.dianegoode.com
 
Published September 1, 1996 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At each fancy shop, Zaza slips away and, unnoticed for a few crucial seconds, sends racks flying, overturns dress mannequins, and topples store clerks, chefs, and shoppers.

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In a crowded Paris train station some 60 or so years ago, Mama goes in search of her lost hat, instructing her two wide-eyed children to wait for her.

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Two children lead a gendarme on a hunt for their mother with ``delightfully unlikely'' results, said PW, praising the 1920s Paris setting established by Goode's ``finely detailed period art.'' Ages 3-7.

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Accompanied by a beguiling but boisterous dachshund named Zaza, the kids take to the streets, cheerfully oblivious to the chaos Zaza creates in their wake.

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PW's starred review said that this companion to Where's Our Mama?, about two Parisian children and their chaos-causing dachshund, ""will leave young readers chuckling and everyone else clucking an appreciative ooh-la-la."" Ages 4-8.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!You won't want to miss this wild shopping spree when two siblings and their perky Dachshund pup Zaza take to the streets of Paris in search of the perfect birthday gift for their mama.

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