Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Abigail Iris; The One and Only
by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg
ill. by Joy Allen
Juvenile Realistic Fiction
New York : Walker & Co. : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2009
Third-grader Abigail Iris is so jealous of her Only friends. They don't have to live on such a Tight Budget or share their rooms and they get Heelys instead of regular shoes. Abigail Iris loves her two older half-brothers and her older sister, but sometimes she would really love to be an Only child. She is super excited to get a chance at living the life with her Only friend Genevieve on a spring vacation trip to San Francisco. While on the trip she realizes that being an Only isn't as perfect as she dreamed. Having brothers and a sister may not be perfect, but it sure can be fun. Abigail Iris learns to love her own family and her place in it.