Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Two Mutch Sisters

The Two Mutch Sisters. Carol Brendler. Illustrated by Lisa Brown. 2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: The Mutch sisters were collectors. It started when they were very little girls. First there were two toy teapots. One for Ruby, one for Violet. As the sisters grew, so did their collection....

Premise/plot: The Mutch sisters have TOO much stuff. At least one sister thinks so. Ruby, not so much. One day she has had ENOUGH. She's ready for a change. What will Violet do next....?!

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. It is a unique story. Usually when senior citizens appear in picture books, they show up as grandpas and grandmas. The focus is still mostly on the kid. But in this one, we have two heroines--a pair of sisters. And the focus is on their habits, their hoarding behaviors.

Text: 3.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3.5 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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