Zelda and Ivy

by Laura McGee Kvasnosky Part of the Zelda and Ivy Series

Zelda and Ivy are foxes, but children will immediately recognize the emotions at... read more

Zelda and Ivy are foxes, but children will immediately recognize the emotions at the heart of their hilarious but loving sibling relationship in this collection of three short, fully illustrated chapters about a dynamic duo. Flamboyant, bossy Zelda is irrepressible, an older sister who never misses an opportunity to direct the activities she shares with younger sister Ivy. For her part, Ivy is almost always a bit worse off for her older sister's efforts ("Let's doozy up our tales like movie stars," Zelda suggests, and Ivy ends up with a tail dripping blue paint, glitter and tufts of fur, which Zelda trimmed into scallops, while Zelda's own full, swishy tale remains unscathed). But Ivy is irrepressible in her own, if more quiet, right as a younger sister who adores and appreciates her older sister's ultimately good intentions in this warm, funny depiction of childhood and family relationships. (Ages 6-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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