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MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon
Eloise Takes a Bawth - Kay Thompson, Mart Crowley, Hilary Knight I'm conflicted about this one. On the positive side, our almost-3-year-old loved Eloise Takes a Bawth. Since we checked it out of the library, she's asked almost every night for me to read "Eloise take BAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHH!!!!" as her bedtime story. Hilary Knight's illustrations are absolutely beautiful. And I love Eloise's imagination and spunk at times, but not all the time.

Living in the penthouse of the Plaza Hotel with a nanny who simply cuddles her after she does $5 million in damage to the hotel ballroom? Flooding the bathroom on purpose as a way to have imaginitive high seas adventures? The annoying pronunciation of the letter "a"? The refusal to use punctuation? What can I say, Eloise, Nanny, and the writing style annoyed the heck out of me.

My three stars are based only on high quality illustrations and Sigourney's adoration of the story. Otherwise, I'd slap this one with two stars or fewer.