{"id":448878497,"title":"Poppy's Best Paper","handle":"poppys-best-paper","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eSusan Eaddy\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRosalinde Bonnet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePoppy wants to be a verrryyy famous writer.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy is an energetic and imaginative rabbit who plans to become a verrryyy famous writer when she grows up. When Mrs. Rose assigns each day’s writing topic Poppy cannot wait to share her writing chops with the class. She’s sure that she’ll be selected to read her paper aloud in class.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTrouble is, Poppy has tall ambitions but is short on effort. She forgets that genius is 99% perspiration, and her envy takes over when her best friend Lavender's paper is chosen instead.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith a combination of focus, determination, and modesty, Poppy creates her best paper and is invited to read it aloud in class. Poppy beams with pride and parades her Grade “A” paper around the house for mom, dad, baby brother, and Mr. Fuzz Dog.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalinde Bonnet’s adorable and detailed illustrations bring Poppy and her classmates to life in this story of honing your craft and putting your best work forward.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCheck out \u003ca title=\"Mrs. Rose's Story Starters\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mrs-roses-story-starters\"\u003eMrs. Rose's Story Starters\u003c\/a\u003e for your little writers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFind a \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.susaneaddy.com\/teachers-kids\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Poppy's Best Paper Teachers' Guide\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTeachers' Guide\u003c\/a\u003e at Susan Eaddy's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/goldy-luck-and-the-three-pandas\"\u003eGoldy Luck and the Three Pandas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/metal-man\" title=\"Metal Man\"\u003eMetal Man\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kenya's Song\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/kenyas-song\"\u003eKenya's Song\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Imani's Moon\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/imanis-moon\"\u003eImani's Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-market-bowl\" title=\"The Market Bowl\"\u003eThe Market Bowl\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/FHpbSCY1e0g\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER SPREAD BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-paper-spread.jpg?5357957347809018062\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSusan Eaddy, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen her mother framed the rooster she drew in kindergarten, Susan Eaddy decided she wanted to be a verrrry famous artist when she grew up. She now sculpts clay into illustrations for magazines and children's books, including \u003ci\u003eMy Love for You Is the Sun\u003c\/i\u003e (Little Bahalia) and \u003ci\u003ePapa Fish's Lullaby\u003c\/i\u003e (Cooper Square). \u003ci\u003ePoppy's Best Paper\u003c\/i\u003e is the first book she has written.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Susan Eaddy\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Susan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWatch an interview with Susan on Live It Up!:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/T3q6xaxMIWw\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalinde Bonnet, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen Rosalinde Bonnet was little, she couldn't decide if she wanted to be an artist, an illustrator, or a zoologist. Now she writes and illustrates children's books that often feature animals—like Poppy! She is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003eThe Art Collector\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eThe Little Red Elf\u003c\/i\u003e, and the author and illustrator of several picture books available in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rosalinde Bonnet\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalinde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing her decision to become a writer when she grows up, Poppy takes a significant step in the right direction—after a few false starts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy is blithely positive that the perfunctory career declaration she's produced for a writing assignment will be selected for a class read-aloud. She is therefore deeply miffed when her methodical friend Lavender's \"Why I Want to Be a Brain Surgeon\" is chosen instead. When, next time, Lavender's \"My Wish for World Peace\" gets the nod over Poppy's shallow, self-absorbed effort, her fury is so open that she lands a stint in the Chill-Out Chair. Third time's the charm though, as for the assigned topic \"How to Do Something,\" a repentant Poppy tallies up her own rude behavior in a paper titled \"How to Get in Trouble.\" This ingenious apology not only earns applause from the class, but mends fences with Lavender too. Poppy, a flop-eared bunny, leads a cast of small, individualized animals drawn with an expressive delicacy reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' figures. Also, along with sly notes like Poppy's bright visions of future school visits and celebrity-autograph sessions, Bonnet depicts the writer-to-be in authentic throes of composition—breaking a pencil, throwing her notebook across the room, and weeping with frustration before finally buckling down. Take note, budding authors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy's paper is hard-won but worth the A it gets.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBookPage\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSelf-confidence is not all it’s cracked up to be, as we learn from ebullient little Poppy in Susan Eaddy’s Poppy’s Best Paper, charmingly illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen Poppy’s teacher, Mrs. Rose, asks the class to write about what they want to be when they grow up, Poppy’s elated. She wants to be a writer. She dashes off a few quick lines and deems her paper ‘‘pretty much perfect.” But Mrs. Rose doesn’t read Poppy’s essay. She reads her friend Lavender’s paper about becoming a brain surgeon. Poppy takes so many breaks while writing her next assignment that she has to finish it on the bus. When Lavender’s essay on world peace wins, Poppy can’t handle the injustice. She ends up in the Chill-Out chair and, after some rude behavior at home, is sent to her room.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter a good cry and several broken pencils, Poppy has an idea. This time she writes a sentence and takes time to fix it. She doesn’t stop to play with her dog or call Lavender. She focuses. This time, when Mrs. Rose prepares to read the best paper on “How to Do Something,” Poppy is not overly confident. She sits very still.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy’s paper is read aloud! She’s written “How to Get in Trouble,” a topic that plays to her strengths. Bonnet’s lively drawings are endearing and keep the story moving. Thumbs-up to clay artist Susan Eaddy on her debut picture book. She’s created a character readers will gladly visit again and again.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-paper-cvr.jpg?5357957347809018062\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-paper-hires.zip?6766797642387626756\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-paper-story-starters.jpg?16514646192472309537\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload Mrs. Rose's story starters\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.susaneaddy.com\/teachers-kids\/\" target=\"new\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eGet the Teachers' Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-coloring-pages.zip?12768194854018083595\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003ePoppy's Coloring Pages\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-card.pdf?13793958998928205322\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eMake Your Own Greeting Card\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardcover\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-614-6\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eE-book\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-911-2 EPUB\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-912-9 PDF\u003cbr\u003eFor information about purchasing E-boooks, \u003ca title=\"E-books\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e8 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEnglish Language Arts-Literacy. 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When Mrs. Rose assigns each day’s writing topic Poppy cannot wait to share her writing chops with the class. She’s sure that she’ll be selected to read her paper aloud in class.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTrouble is, Poppy has tall ambitions but is short on effort. She forgets that genius is 99% perspiration, and her envy takes over when her best friend Lavender's paper is chosen instead.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith a combination of focus, determination, and modesty, Poppy creates her best paper and is invited to read it aloud in class. Poppy beams with pride and parades her Grade “A” paper around the house for mom, dad, baby brother, and Mr. Fuzz Dog.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRosalinde Bonnet’s adorable and detailed illustrations bring Poppy and her classmates to life in this story of honing your craft and putting your best work forward.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCheck out \u003ca title=\"Mrs. Rose's Story Starters\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/mrs-roses-story-starters\"\u003eMrs. Rose's Story Starters\u003c\/a\u003e for your little writers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFind a \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.susaneaddy.com\/teachers-kids\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Poppy's Best Paper Teachers' Guide\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTeachers' Guide\u003c\/a\u003e at Susan Eaddy's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/goldy-luck-and-the-three-pandas\"\u003eGoldy Luck and the Three Pandas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/metal-man\" title=\"Metal Man\"\u003eMetal Man\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kenya's Song\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/kenyas-song\"\u003eKenya's Song\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Imani's Moon\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/imanis-moon\"\u003eImani's Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-market-bowl\" title=\"The Market Bowl\"\u003eThe Market Bowl\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the Trailer\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/FHpbSCY1e0g\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER SPREAD BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/poppys-best-paper-spread.jpg?5357957347809018062\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSusan Eaddy, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen her mother framed the rooster she drew in kindergarten, Susan Eaddy decided she wanted to be a verrrry famous artist when she grew up. She now sculpts clay into illustrations for magazines and children's books, including \u003ci\u003eMy Love for You Is the Sun\u003c\/i\u003e (Little Bahalia) and \u003ci\u003ePapa Fish's Lullaby\u003c\/i\u003e (Cooper Square). \u003ci\u003ePoppy's Best Paper\u003c\/i\u003e is the first book she has written.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Susan Eaddy\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/susan-eaddy\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Susan.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eWatch an interview with Susan on Live It Up!:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/T3q6xaxMIWw\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRosalinde Bonnet, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen Rosalinde Bonnet was little, she couldn't decide if she wanted to be an artist, an illustrator, or a zoologist. Now she writes and illustrates children's books that often feature animals—like Poppy! She is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003eThe Art Collector\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eThe Little Red Elf\u003c\/i\u003e, and the author and illustrator of several picture books available in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rosalinde Bonnet\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rosalinde-bonnet\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rosalinde.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing her decision to become a writer when she grows up, Poppy takes a significant step in the right direction—after a few false starts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy is blithely positive that the perfunctory career declaration she's produced for a writing assignment will be selected for a class read-aloud. 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Also, along with sly notes like Poppy's bright visions of future school visits and celebrity-autograph sessions, Bonnet depicts the writer-to-be in authentic throes of composition—breaking a pencil, throwing her notebook across the room, and weeping with frustration before finally buckling down. Take note, budding authors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePoppy's paper is hard-won but worth the A it gets.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBookPage\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSelf-confidence is not all it’s cracked up to be, as we learn from ebullient little Poppy in Susan Eaddy’s Poppy’s Best Paper, charmingly illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen Poppy’s teacher, Mrs. Rose, asks the class to write about what they want to be when they grow up, Poppy’s elated. She wants to be a writer. 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Poppy's Best Paper

By: Susan Eaddy / Illustrated by: Rosalinde Bonnet

Poppy wants to be a verrryyy famous writer.

Poppy is an energetic and imaginative rabbit who plans to become a verrryyy famous writer when she grows up. When Mrs. Rose assigns each day’s writing topic Poppy cannot wait to share her writing chops with the class. She’s sure that she’ll be selected to read her paper aloud in class.

Trouble is, Poppy has tall ambitions but is short on effort. She forgets that genius is 99% perspiration, and her envy takes over when her best friend Lavender's paper is chosen instead.

With a combination of focus, determination, and modesty, Poppy creates her best paper and is invited to read it aloud in class. Poppy beams with pride and parades her Grade “A” paper around the house for mom, dad, baby brother, and Mr. Fuzz Dog.

Rosalinde Bonnet’s adorable and detailed illustrations bring Poppy and her classmates to life in this story of honing your craft and putting your best work forward.

Check out Mrs. Rose's Story Starters for your little writers.

Find a Teachers' Guide at Susan Eaddy's website.

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Susan Eaddy, author

When her mother framed the rooster she drew in kindergarten, Susan Eaddy decided she wanted to be a verrrry famous artist when she grew up. She now sculpts clay into illustrations for magazines and children's books, including My Love for You Is the Sun (Little Bahalia) and Papa Fish's Lullaby (Cooper Square). Poppy's Best Paper is the first book she has written.

Read more about Susan.

Watch an interview with Susan on Live It Up!:


Rosalinde Bonnet, illustrator

When Rosalinde Bonnet was little, she couldn't decide if she wanted to be an artist, an illustrator, or a zoologist. Now she writes and illustrates children's books that often feature animals—like Poppy! She is the illustrator of The Art Collector and The Little Red Elf, and the author and illustrator of several picture books available in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

Read more about Rosalinde.

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Kirkus Reviews

Following her decision to become a writer when she grows up, Poppy takes a significant step in the right direction—after a few false starts.

Poppy is blithely positive that the perfunctory career declaration she's produced for a writing assignment will be selected for a class read-aloud. She is therefore deeply miffed when her methodical friend Lavender's "Why I Want to Be a Brain Surgeon" is chosen instead. When, next time, Lavender's "My Wish for World Peace" gets the nod over Poppy's shallow, self-absorbed effort, her fury is so open that she lands a stint in the Chill-Out Chair. Third time's the charm though, as for the assigned topic "How to Do Something," a repentant Poppy tallies up her own rude behavior in a paper titled "How to Get in Trouble." This ingenious apology not only earns applause from the class, but mends fences with Lavender too. Poppy, a flop-eared bunny, leads a cast of small, individualized animals drawn with an expressive delicacy reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' figures. Also, along with sly notes like Poppy's bright visions of future school visits and celebrity-autograph sessions, Bonnet depicts the writer-to-be in authentic throes of composition—breaking a pencil, throwing her notebook across the room, and weeping with frustration before finally buckling down. Take note, budding authors.

Poppy's paper is hard-won but worth the A it gets.

BookPage

Self-confidence is not all it’s cracked up to be, as we learn from ebullient little Poppy in Susan Eaddy’s Poppy’s Best Paper, charmingly illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet.

When Poppy’s teacher, Mrs. Rose, asks the class to write about what they want to be when they grow up, Poppy’s elated. She wants to be a writer. She dashes off a few quick lines and deems her paper ‘‘pretty much perfect.” But Mrs. Rose doesn’t read Poppy’s essay. She reads her friend Lavender’s paper about becoming a brain surgeon. Poppy takes so many breaks while writing her next assignment that she has to finish it on the bus. When Lavender’s essay on world peace wins, Poppy can’t handle the injustice. She ends up in the Chill-Out chair and, after some rude behavior at home, is sent to her room.

After a good cry and several broken pencils, Poppy has an idea. This time she writes a sentence and takes time to fix it. She doesn’t stop to play with her dog or call Lavender. She focuses. This time, when Mrs. Rose prepares to read the best paper on “How to Do Something,” Poppy is not overly confident. She sits very still.

Poppy’s paper is read aloud! She’s written “How to Get in Trouble,” a topic that plays to her strengths. Bonnet’s lively drawings are endearing and keep the story moving. Thumbs-up to clay artist Susan Eaddy on her debut picture book. She’s created a character readers will gladly visit again and again.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-614-6
E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-911-2 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-912-9 PDF
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 40
8 x 10

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-4, 6, 7, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 2. Standards 1, 3-5, 7, 10