Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room

by Sybrina Durant (Author) and Sara Wilson (Illustrator)

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published : 2014

Copyright : Sybrina Durant 2014

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4995-0412-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4995-0412-5

Publisher's Write-Up

The book is about a delightful little girl who wakes up joyfully each day. She sets about getting herself dressed and ready for the day. In the process, she pulls most everything out of her dresser drawers and closet, tossing them this way and that. They all land in unique configurations about the room, creating a fantastic wonderland in her imagination. Through it all, she discusses her creations with her best friend…her doll, who encourages her handi-work to be even better. As you might imagine, when Mommy appears upon the scene, all she sees is a mess! A battle of wills ensues. Finally, in frustration Daddy arrives with a brilliant idea. To end the confrontation, he suggests a game…Yarashell’s favorite. The thought of winning is exactly what is needed to turn her attention to the task at hand…cleaning up her room. Enjoy meeting Yarashell and experiencing her delightful imagination as she gets herself ready to begin her day. This book will give you a glimpse of how a child sees things very differently from adults. Yarashell is sure to remind you of all the messy little ones in your life. With its sing-song verse, this book is a great family read.

Reading age : 5 - 6 years. Large Print Edition

The accompanying song can be heard for free at sybrina.com.

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Review by Paul Lappen (010521) Rating (8/10)

Review by Paul Lappen
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Rating 8/10

This is the tale of a little girl and her very messy room.

Yarashell is your average three-year-old who jumps out of bed each morning with a spring in her step and a song in her heart. She tears through her dresser, and her closet, looking for the right outfit to wear (it just happens to match the outfit of one of her dolls). Her room is now a mess, because Yarashell has tossed clothes everywhere in her search for the right outfit. Mom walks in, and she is not very happy.

Yarashell can't explain it, but says that she enjoys messing up her room. Dad is called in, to see if he can help. Can Dad convince (and not tell) Yarashell to clean up her room?

This book is made to be read to the average three- or four-year-old, especially those who are in the "messy room" stage. It helps when the author dedicates the book to her four granddaughters, who each had a messy room when they were Yarashell's age. Yes, this book is really worth the money.
Paul Lappen (1st May 2021)

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