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Dollop and Mrs. Fabulous

First edition.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Physical Description:
1 volume, unpaged : color illustrations ; 29 cm
When Dollop joins her sister, Lily, for a tea party, rules get in the way of fun but soon Lily's concern for manners and Dollop's ninja skills come together.


Call Number
+ Sattler

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It's looking like just another boring day playing monster vs. monster when Dollop overhears her big sister, Lily, planning . . . a tea party? Lily is happy to have Dollop join her, as long as Dollop follows a few simple rules. There are no ninjas allowed and absolutely NO burping. But there is dressing up and sipping tea with your pinky finger in the air and making mindless small talk. Suddenly, what started out as a fun idea is nothing but a bunch of rules. Can these two unalike sisters find common ground? Warm, wacky, and endearingly illustrated, Jennifer Sattler's latest book extols the virtues of sisters and the imagination.

Author Notes

Jennifer Sattler is the creator of the picture books A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas, Chick 'n' Pug, Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude, Pig Kahuna, Pig Kahuna Pirates!, and Sylvie. She is married and has two children and two dogs, both of which are part basset hound and thus aspire to be much bigger dogs than they really are. She lives in upstate New York. www.jennifersattlerbooks.com

Reviews 1

Kirkus Review

Rabbit sisters with differing interests find a way to enjoy playing together.Dollop and Lili are wide-eyed, long-eared, anthropomorphic bunnies. Dollop, the younger sister, is "b-o-r-e-d" but perks up when she hears her sister talking in the next room. She dons a ninja costume, creeps across the room (hiding amusingly but not very effectively behind a number of small items), and discovers that Lili is planning a tea party. Initially pleased to be included, Dollop ducks out when she's admonished for burping and bored by Lili's idea of "polite conversation." Lili, aka Mrs. Fabulous, perseveres but finds it's not much fun to play tea party alone. Her turnabout is not entirely convincing, but it effectively unites the two sisters again. Sattler's text is a mix of straightforward description of action and emotions, dialogue, and humorously earnest instruction from Lili. She offers variety in her characteristically child-friendly cartoon-style illustrations as well, moving from double-page spreads to single pages and vignettes as the action unfolds. Created in watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, and Photoshop, the bright and cheery pictures keep the focus on the two sisters, their toys, and their clothes. There's plenty of white space, and most backgrounds are only lightly sketched. Unfortunately, neither text nor pictures make up for the slight and predictable plot.This gentle look at differences and acceptance might amuse some listeners, but it's unlikely to inspire lasting interest. (Picture book. 4-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.