Queen on Wednesday by Gabi Swiatkowska
  

Queen on Wednesday

Written by Gabi Swiatkowska
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Synopsis

Queen on Wednesday by Gabi Swiatkowska

Imagination battles boredom (and wins!) in this funny, animal-packed picture book. On Wednesday, Thelma is bored - so she decides to become a queen. She makes the royal announcement on Thursday and chooses the royal pets on Friday. But she needs a castle to keep the pets, and royally qualified trainers to tame them, and of course someone to clean up after the messes. It's enough to give a queen a royal headache. And when Thelma realizes that there aren't enough beds to hold her royal staff, she flings off her crown and decides that maybe being a regular girl isn't so boring after all.

Reviews

For those children - or perhaps those parents - looking for offbeat fare to relieve their own boredom, this sophisticated exercise in stylization may prove just the ticket. - BCCB

The emotional arc of the narrative are conveyed by the illustrations, a series of surrealist-style paintings of a world where oddities such as fish anchored by balloons sailing by the window appear unexplained. - The Horn Book

Imaginative illustrations fuel this playful exploration of juvenile boredom. - Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated many notable books for children, including My Name Is Yoon, for which she received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and, most recently, Please, Papa, and Thank You, Mama by Kate Banks. She lives in France.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Gabi Swiatkowska
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Publisher

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Publication date

1st June 2014

ISBN

9780374374464


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