Charise Mericle Harper
On her birthday, as Kiki Kittie is making her wish, a pile of fashion magazines tumble on her head and voila! Fashion Kitty is born. As such, she helps other kittens with their wardrobe dilemmas and with their interactions with their peers. The story, though seemingly simplistic, touches upon a variety of themes including bullying, self-esteem, and family relationships. Fashion Kitty is a sassy, smart animal who, though concerned with haute couture, still has substance. Primarily illustrated through a variety of pinks and grays in a cartoon style, the pictures are artistically appealing and vi
Emily is pretty sure her life couldn't be any more complicated.Her different friends get along like tuna fish salad with ice cream; her mom keeps baking desserts with nuts (a tedious diet strategy); her best friend, Sandra, is worryingly secretive; and she stranded on Crush Island without a lifeboat. When Emily receives an unexpected birthday gift - a pack of note cards labeled "Flashcards of My Life"- she uses it for journal writing, a good dose of humor, a dash of hysteria, and a mounting store of wisdom, Emily finds that she might be able to brave growing up after all.