Edwin speaks up /

by Stevens, April; Blackall, Sophie [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780375956331; 0375956336; 9780375853371 (trade).Subject(s): Infants -- Juvenile fiction | Birthdays -- Juvenile fiction | Grocery shopping -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Babies -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Humorous fiction | Picture books for childrenSummary: A family of ferrets takes a trip to the grocery store where mom has trouble keeping up with the groceries, the cart, and the kids, but baby Edwin could help if he could just get someone to listen to his advice.
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Here's a book that will get the whole family laughing. When a large family of ferrets and their precocious baby take a chaotic trip to the supermarket, mom can't keep track of the groceries, the shopping cart . . . or even the kids! Baby Edwin tries to help, but everyone thinks he's just babbling. Little do they know that he really has all the answers.<br> <br> Full of fun-to-say nonsense words this is a perfect storytime book and a great read-aloud. April Stevens, author of Waking Up Wendell, is accompanied by Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Sophie Blackall for a match-up that is sure to delight.

School Library Journal starred, July 2011

Booklist starred, May 2011

Publisher's Weekly, April 2011

New York Times, June 2011

Horn Book, July 2011

Bulletin (Center for Children's books), July 2011

Kirkus Review, May 2011

A family of ferrets takes a trip to the grocery store where mom has trouble keeping up with the groceries, the cart, and the kids, but baby Edwin could help if he could just get someone to listen to his advice.

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Horn Book Review

When unflappable Mrs. Finnemore, who has her paws full with five small children, can't find the car keys or her wallet, she should pay more attention to her youngest son. He may be just a baby, but Edwin is the only one who notices that the keys are in Fergus's shoe, that his mom's purse is on top of the car, or that his distracted mother has walked off with Mrs. Lutzheimer's shopping cart (leaving Edwin stranded in their cart). He tries to tell his mother -- "Figbutton noo noo POCKY BOOKY froppin ROOF"; "Gloody pooper do no LEAVY" -- but all she hears is babbling along with his rambunctious siblings' bickering, whining, and badgering. Blackall's delicately lined illustrations, rendered in Chinese ink, watercolor, and gouache, feature a lively family of (elegantly garbed) ferrets. The straight-faced text and expressive illustrations convey the controlled chaos that accompanies the Finnemores on a trip to the supermarket and back; the restraint of both text and art make the central conflict even funnier. Listeners will appreciate being in on the joke and likely will be familiar with Edwin's plight. Baby Edwin isn't all talk: when a much-discussed key ingredient for his birthday cake doesn't make it to the checkout counter, this little critter moves quietly and decisively into action. Let's hope for the sake of Edwin's birthday that the bag of groceries survives the rooftop ride home. kitty Flynn (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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