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Poor Doreen

Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published by Schwartz & Wade
6.25 / 7.0
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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 mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
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 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>She Persisted </i>by Chelsea Clinton and <i>The Little Bit Scary People</i> by Emily Jenkins. Ms. Boiger lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Visit her at

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