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Poor Doreen

Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published by Schwartz & Wade
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An Ample Roundy Fish called Mrs. Doreen Randolph-Potts is on a mission: to visit her second cousin twice removed who’s just welcomed 157 babies. But when she spies what she thinks is a yummy dragonfly—and is actually bait—poor Doreen is lifted out of the water on a fishing pole. Luckily, Doreen is, shall we say, a wee bit clueless about the dire situation. Kids will love being in on the joke as our oblivious heroine arrives, in a roundabout way, at her final destination. Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be A Baby, and acclaimed illustrator Alexandra Boiger bring the world of a fish to vibrant, funny life.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
6.25 / 7.0

The dramatic irony from the narrator of this story makes this book truly fantastic. Not only is there humor, a fun story, and a loveable character, this book has shapes of letters in the illustration for you to find (that it calls out through the text). Such a fun book!

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Who Wrote Poor Doreen

Sally Lloyd-Jones

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Who Illustrated Poor Doreen

Alexandra Boiger
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Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins. Ms. Boiger lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Visit her at

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January 1, 2014
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