cover image D.W. Thinks Big

D.W. Thinks Big

Marc Tolon Brown, Neal, Schmidt. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-11305-2

Here comes the (would-be) flower girl, all dressed in pink. Alas, much to D. W.'s dismay, her older cousin Cora has been given the coveted role in Aunt Lucy's wedding. And to make matters worse, brother Arthur has the oh-so-important job of ring bearer. But the irrepressible D. W. doesn't give up easily: she hopes that Cora will get so nervous that she'll have to fill in as flower girl; and she looks to the future optimistically (""Next time you get married can I help?"" she begs her aunt). But fortune smiles upon the sibling on the sidelines, and D. W. gets to play a more critical part in the ceremony than even she had envisioned. Illustrated with Brown's typically animated, humorous drawings, D. W.'s latest escapade is as energetic and spunky as the young aardvark herself. All aspiring flower girls--a sizable audience--will certainly request return visits with this determined youngster. Ages 3-7. (Apr.)