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Rachna Gilmore. When-I-was-a-little-girl
Second Story Press $14.95  ISBN 1-897187-12-2  24 pg.
Reviewed by Melissa, Age 15

When I was a little girl’ is the oldest saying that parents use. And, they seem so perfect when they use it! It doesn’t make sense at all to me, and it doesn’t make sense to Lisabeth either! When-I-was-a-little-girl comes to visit one day, and she is just too good to be true! When-I-was-a-little-girl ­eats everything she is given, doesn’t want to get dirty and loves to clean up after herself! How can Lisabeth ever match up to such perfect standards?

This book made me laugh so hard! I think this picture book speaks for all children out there. It definitely gets the child’s point of view across. The pictures are all very well done, and they go with the words, without taking up an entire page. There is always some detail to look at in the illustrations and the transparent When-I-was-a-little-girl is by far the most creative drawing of a little girl I have ever seen. I liked the story and the way it was told. It is a great book for the whole family to enjoy together. I would recommend this book for children seven years old and up, and for all those who have said, ‘when I was a little girl’!

This reviewer gives When-I-was-a-little-girl five translucent stars!

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