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I Always, Always Get My Way

by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins


The youngest of three children, Emmy has learned to take advantage of her status as "only three." When Mom defends her after an accidental orange juice catastrophe, Emmy discovers that Mom will take her side even when she's increasingly out-of-line. But when she turns into a full-tilt terror, will she really always get her way? Emmy's creative antics, coupled with David Parkins' whimsical illustrations, go a long way towards helping the reader like Emmy, even when she's being totally outrageous. The look on the face of the poor iguana who takes part in one of Emmy's schemes—against his will and wearing a bikini—is completely priceless. It looks like the poor lizard is going to need years of counseling. It's a lively story of a little girl running rudely into the lesson of personal responsibility. The illustrations are so engaging that my ten-year-old grabbed the book from my desk for a look, even though she's well into the age of horror at being seen with a "baby book." This book should grab a lot of readers with its look, then hold onto them through the giggles in the story.

The Book

Flashlight Press
September 1, 2009
978-097-997-466-9 / 097997464X
Children’s Full-Color Picture Book / Ages 4-8
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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