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Sunday Shopping (Paperback)
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Junior Library Guild Selection
Every Sunday night a young girl and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip in this delightful picture book.
Now in paperback
Sunday nights are special for Evie and Grandma. That's when they go on their weekly shopping spree. Grandma flips open the newspaper to see what's advertised, and the imaginary tour of neighborhood stores begins. Toting a wallet filled with colorful pretend bills, Evie and Grandma take turns buying whatever catches their fancy. A big chunk of ham, a sofa with a secret, and a dress with spangles are just a few of the treasures they purchase. Most special of all is the jewelry box Evie chooses for the gold heart necklace Mama gave her before leaving to serve in the army--and the bouquet of flowers Evie leaves as a surprise for Grandma.
Overflowing with whimsy and a sweet grandmother-granddaughter relationship, Sunday Shopping is a joyous celebration of imagination and family love. Next Sunday, readers of all ages are sure to grab the newspaper and some play money and embark on their own shopping adventures.
About the Author
SALLY DERBY is the author of numerous books for children, including the popular No Mush Today and My Steps, published by Lee & Low. Her books are notable for their heartfelt family stories told from a spot-on childlike point of view. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband. Shadra Strickland is the illustrator of several children's books including Lee & Low's Bird, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustration. Along with illustrating and writing stories, Strickland loves to make drawings during her travels around the country and the world. She lives in Baltimore, where she also teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her website is jumpin.shadrastrickland.com.