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Picky Fashion Diva Says, “Too Purpley!”

March 28, 2010

Too Purpley
Written by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Genevieve Leloup
Bloomsbury 2010
Picture Book

NOT THESE CLOTHES!” retorts the little brown-haired girl in Too Purpley. Yes, she knows what she wants to wear. And, it’s not something “Too Purpley!”

Unfortunately for her parents, this cutie pie kiddo can’t seem to find the perfect outfit.  Picky or refined fashion sense?  You be the judge.

“Too Tickly, Too Puckery, Too Prickly.”

Read on and you’ll realize that the illustrations make this book absolutely charming and dizzying!  In fact, I can barely read the “Too Stripey” page for all the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. The same goes for “Polka-Dotty” – it’s quite the eye-catching dotty experience you and your child will love.

“Too Slippery, Too Spotty, Too Zippery . . .”

Will our pig-tailed heroine ever find an outfit to wear?  We can only hope not too soon, so we can enjoy the story a little longer.

This is Colorado author, Jean  Reidy’s, first picture book. Look for her next book, Too Pickley in July 2010.

Book Play: Download Jean Reidy’s Teacher’s Guide to Too Purpley for great activity suggestions.

Make it a game to describe your clothes, your house or your toys. Then, have your child write her own Too ________ book about her clothes, house or toys using Too Purpley as inspiration.

WIN a copy of Too Purpley! E-mail your name to with “Too Purpley” in the subject line. We will randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of the book. Deadline for entry is midnight MST on April 8, 2010.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2010 8:37 pm

    Nothing could be too purpley for my daughter. Purple is her favorite. But she has complained about too vegetably, too smelly, too sweetly, too wordly, too boyishly.

  2. March 31, 2010 10:38 pm

    Hilarious – you could write the sequel!

  3. April 6, 2010 12:04 am

    we posted about your giveaway at Winning Readings

  4. April 6, 2010 1:30 am


    Thanks so much!!


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