This book reminded me strongly of a whole bunch of other books. Photographic background images and floppy bunny: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. Wit and style: Wolves by Emily Gravett. Spunky heroine with strange capabilities to get around town without any adults present: A Beautiful Girl by Amy Schwartz. And yet, it has a style all its own. Army, Navy AND Air Force, PLUS a queen! Boys and girls alike will swoon.
Ivy made me read it three times in one day. She covered her ears when I yelled the Air Force words too loudly, and solemnly pronounced Stanley "dead" as he lay in state at the royal palace after being stolen, restuffed and accidentally dyed pink.
Labels: elementary, picture book