cover image Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

Lisa Campbell Ernst, Author . Dutton $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-525-47873-7

The spirited star of Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen returns, determined to earn a Good-Deed Badge. She vows she'll take care of an ailing neighbor, but her calamitous goodwill visit so upsets the invalid that her doctor orders Sylvia Jean to stay away. Living by the motto on her scout pin—“A Pig Scout Never Gives Up”—she visits her neighbor in various disguises, including a dashing Spanish gentleman and a French ballerina. The story's good-natured exaggeration renders it badge-worthy, as do pastel pictures of Sylvia Jean, a diva with panache. Ages 4–8. (Feb.)