Reviews for Piper Reed Gets a Job

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 January

Gr 3-5--Piper Reed and her Gypsy Club compatriots need a place where they can hold their important meetings. After all, doesn't every club deserve a clubhouse? Unfortunately, the members are less than affluent. Not to be discouraged, Piper decides to earn the money by getting a job. Ultimately, she starts her own business--a birthday party planning service. Her first job is to plan a space-themed party for Brady, a toddler who can't wait to be three. After babysitting a wild set of triplets who locked her out of their house and illustrating her Emily Dickinson-loving little sister's fairy tale book that takes place on an air force base, Piper earns (almost) enough money to purchase a clubhouse for the Gypsies. Kimberly Willis Holt's latest title (Holt, 2009) about the fifth grade Navy brat features kid-friendly writing and excellent narration by Emily Janice Card. Her voice has a child-like quality that easily changes from adenoidal to authoritative as needed. A delight.--Terri Crowe, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY

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