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Title: Edie Is Ever So Helpful
Author: Sophy Henn
Illustrator: Sophy Henn
Publisher: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. First published in Great Britain by Penguin Group (UK).
Publication year: First published in 2017, First American Philomel edition in 2018
Brief Summary: From Penguin Random House-“Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it’s helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what’s what.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I am not sure if there is a particular curriculum that this could be used for but I do think this would be a great one for young children who are often “helpful” in the not so helpful ways. I think this could be read aloud and then the teacher or librarian could lead a discussion after with questions: do any of you try to be helpful like Edie? Why? What happens when you are “ever so helpful”?
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –I loved the bright, very colorful and almost animated quality to the illustrations. I do think the illustrations remind me of Eloise at the Plaza. For some interesting facts and insight on Henn, see this interview from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.