She Did It! by Jennifer A. Ericsson

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Antics galore capture the everyday challenge of having siblings

Who did it? Four sisters – different ages, different interests,
but all bursting with energy – are about to bounce, leap, trip, and tumble right into trouble. As they charge full speed ahead into their high-spirited day – grabbing brushes, squeezing paste, splashing water in their haste, washing faces, combing hair, soggy towels tossed everywhere – each blames the others for one mishap after another until finally they are all in trouble. Only then do they discover that having siblings can be useful, and fun!

With its exuberant illustrations and perceptive insights into family dynamics, this funny, mischievous romp in verse will have even the youngest listeners chiming in with glee, “She did it!

About Jennifer A. Ericsson

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Jennifer A. Ericsson is a children’s librarian and the author of The Most Beautiful Kid in the World, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire. Nadine Bernard Westcott’s many books for children include Hello Toes! Hello Feet!, a Child magazine Best Book of the Year. She lives on Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Published March 15, 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Amid the commotion, their mother periodically interjects with the futile question of who’s responsible—to which she receives the time-honored response, “She did it!” Eventually the impromptu pillow fights, seismic destruction of the breakfast area, mud-splattered laundry, and a bout of fisticuffs...

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Westcott's (Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash) watercolors are typically at their best when depicting bedlam, and this book is no exception—she packs the sisters' scenes with funny details (most of which involve the family's pets, for good or ill), and the nervous energy in her wispy ink lines makes ...

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