Mario Makes a Move (Library Binding)

By Jill McElmurry, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
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Description


According to Publishers Weekly in a starred review, this picture book "capture[s] the exuberance of the creative spirit alongside the quirks of a character accepting his limitations." Mario is a squirrel who loves to invent amazing moves, like the Super Looper and Tail, Don't Fail. But though his parents ooh and ahh at whatever he does, his friend Isabelle is not so easily impressed. When she points out that anyone can have a move, Mario must find some other way to stand out.

Sometimes being amazing is hard work, as shown in this zany yet accessible picture book from Jill McElmurry, illustrator of The One and Only Marigold and Little Blue Truck. Young readers will instantly recognize themselves in Mario, as he searches for his one-of-a-kind talent. Here is a hilarious read-aloud that will have little ones oohing and ahhing—and trying out some moves of their own.

About the Author


Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many picture books, including When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling favorites Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas, all written by Alice Schertle. She divides her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. www.jillmcelmurry.com

Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many picture books, including When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling favorites Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas, all written by Alice Schertle. She divides her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. www.jillmcelmurry.com

Praise For…


Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 12, 2012:
“Her [McElmurry] text and watercolor artwork capture the exuberance of the creative spirit alongside the quirks of a character accepting his limitations…the scenes will have readers longing for crisp autumn air.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375968549
ISBN-10: 0375968547
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English