cover image Maebelle's Suitcase

Maebelle's Suitcase

Tricia Tusa. Aladdin Paperbacks, $6.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-71444-3

This humorous tale concerns a 108-year-old African-American lady who lives in a treehouse and her best friend, a timid bird; in PW 's words, ``Tusa's relaxed, playful shapes, bright pastel tints, and especially Maebelle's wonderful expressions provide much of the zest.'' Ages 5-8. (Mar.)