#549 – What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun & Nathalie Dion

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What’s in Your Purse?

by Abigail Samoun & Nathalie Dion

Chronicle Books     3/25/2014

978-1-4521-1701-0

Age   3+       12 pages

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“From compacts to wallets, passports to planners, cell phones to sunglasses—mommy, grandma, auntie, and sister’s pocketbooks have to carry it all. Lift-the-flaps and peek inside to find the tote-ally terrific treasures each fashionable purses holds! Featuring a snap closure and a take-it-anywhere handle, this interactive book collects five purses in one and allows young readers to lift more than 15 flaps—it’s the perfect accessory for budding fashionistas!”

Review

The first thing I want to say about today’s selection is this: please get your “Aw’s” out now. This adorable book will make your young child fall in love with books. Inside this carry-able book are five purses with the accessories one might find in mom or grandma’s purse. A snap holds the pages tightly in the shape of a purse that your child can carry. The pages are thick, the plastic snap is snug, and the pages will help your child’s imagination take off.

What’s in Your Purse? opens to that very question. Turn the page and the next question is, “Mommy, what’s in your purse?” Mommy’s yellowish-orange purse has a green zipper and a snap just like the one holding the book closed. Flip up the flap and you will see everything mommy carries in her purse, along with three questions for your child to read and answer. Don’t forget to look inside her Mylar compact—at yourself.

“Where does Mommy work?”

Mommy’s employee I. D. says she works at Fashionable Purse.

“What colors are Mommy’s eyes?

Mommy’s drivers license says her eyes are brown.

“What does Mommy have to do on Wednesday?”

 Mommy’s datebook says she is buying pink laces.

Next, let’s ask Grandma what’s in her yellow billowy purse. This purse is closed with a clasp. Turn it and look inside. She has a picture album, a wallet, and a glasses case, all of which flip up for further investigations. Just three of the fifteen total flaps. Again, there are questions to answer that require a good search through Grandma’s purse. Check out the diary in your sister’s purse—hurry, don’t let her catch you!

There is one last purse and it belongs to your child. Will the contents of her purse surprise your child? Does she have a real purse to compare to this book purse?

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When I first saw this, I know my eyes got very wide with excitement. How cool is this book/purse? Little girls will love carrying this around and showing others what is in each purse. The purse is a large eight inches long and tall. A convenient handle is smooth and inviting. Girls will want this book. Buy this and try, as hard as you can, to keep it hidden until Christmas or some other important day. What’s in Your Purse will definitely put a smile on the girl who opens up its purses and flaps.

I think I could blubber on about this all day. The sturdily made purse-shaped book has a well-constructed plastic snap and the flaps that won’t tear without force. Even with these fine qualities, What’s in Your Purse is still a book, not a toy, and should be treated as such. When done reading or carrying, the book sits on a shelf like any other book. Girls will love this; parents will love giving this to their daughter. I only hope that the author designs a toolbox for boys and a lunch box for boys and girls. Until then, enjoy What’s in Your Purse? This is one more surprise from the wonderful line of books from Chronicle Books and its imprints.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR PURSE? Text and design copyright © 2014 by Abigail Samoun. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Nathalie Dion. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

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Want to learn more about What’s in Your Purse? Check out: THE MAKING OF WHAT’S IN YOUR PURSE?

Buy a young girl in your life What’s in Your Purse? at AmazonB&NBookDepositoryChronicle Booksyour local bookstore.

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Meet the author, Abigail Samoun, at her agency website:   http://redfoxliterary.com/aboutus.html

Meet the illustrator, Nathalie Dion, at Behance: http://www.behance.net/madamedion4723

Find books at the publisher, Chronicle Books, website:    http://www.chroniclebooks.com/

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Also by Abigail Samoun

How Hippo Says Hello! (Little Traveler Series)

How Hippo Says Hello! (Little Traveler Series)

How Gator Says Good-bye! (Little Traveler Series)

How Gator Says Good-bye! (Little Traveler Series.

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Also by Nathalie Dion

Urban Babies Wear Black

Urban Babies Wear Black

 

Artsy Babies Wear Paint (

Artsy Babies Wear Paint (

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Chronicle Books Imprints

A Good Home for Max

A Good Home for Max

 

Telephone

Telephone

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11 thoughts on “#549 – What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun & Nathalie Dion

  1. Awwww is right! All I can say is ADORBS! What a great idea for little girls. Chronicle really does come out with some of the best books. Thanks for introducing us to this one, and for the great review, Sue!

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    • I would yell whoops and whops, but you have been tromping me lately, so we may be tied, or you’re ahead. I feel a bad trend coming my way. Isn’t it about time for your family to take a no computer vacation? hehe :) I beat Josie thought What’s in Your Purse? was cute. With her talent, she could have been the designer. I’ll happily link to your review, and I am curious to read it. You do realize you must carry it around everywhere for a few days to get a complete review, right? And you are always thorough, right? heeheehe :grin:

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  2. What an excellent book! I have a “purse” that my Mom Person carries when we go places. I have an ID card that shows that I have brown eyes. There are also lots of bookmarks, various books, treats, brushes, tennis balls, and plastic bags. We sometimes play the game of “what’s in Rhythm’s bag?!”

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    • Cupcake needs to know this. I suggested a saddlebag never thinking mom could carry the purse. You have an ID with your picture and everything? Is it a driver’s license? I’ve seen dogs driving on that car commercial and they did pretty good, whistling at the postman, bopping along to tunes. The puppy in the car seat was really cute. Maybe you could drive a bookmobile!

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    • That was one of my first thoughts too, but I didn’t see anything . . . yet. If this proves popular maybe a boy’s version will be next. I thought toolbox or lunch box, but wallet is an even better idea for boys. Chronicle, are you listening?

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  3. Well, we watched the whole video and didn’t see gum. That’s always what I want to find when I stick my boney head into Mom’s purse. Mom will buy this book for sure for her friend Eme. It’s her birthday soon, and she LOVES purses! Thanks for helping Mom shop…

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • I think Eme will love this, especially if she likes books and loves purses. I always carried gum in my purse, but never a bone. You know, Cupcake, there are saddle bags for dogs that you could wear and then you could keep doggie treats in it. I doubt your mom will ever let you keep gum in it. 4 out of 5 moms agree. :)

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