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Zoe Gets Ready

Written & Illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia


A story where getting dressed inspires big dreams!

Each day is full of possibilities, and Zoe wants to be ready for everything this one might bring. But that makes getting dressed really, really hard! If it's a twirling day, she'll need to wear the purple skirt. But if it's a cartwheeling day, she'll want the polka-dot tights. Or it might be a hiding day, perfect for the flower crown that will help her blend into the garden . . . or a flying day, which demands butterfly wings! As the clothes pile up and Mama tells her it's time to go, there's only one way Zoe can be sure she's prepared for all the adventures ahead - a solution that will have parents laughing in recognition and kids nodding in satisfaction. Zoe Gets Ready is perfect for all those little girls who wouldn't have things any other way.


Reviews and Awards

Kansas State Reading Circle

“[Murguia’s] spare cartooning is hard to resist — Zoe has only dots for eyes and a mouth, but readers will know that within that oversize head (crowned by two pigtails) there’s an outsize imagination and thirst for adventure….” - Publishers Weekly

“With layers of meaning, a spunky, fun-loving heroine, and clever use of the butterfly motif throughout, this one is a keeper.” - Booklist

“Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations capture Zoe’s fanciful attire and the coordinating activities. The cartoon simplicity matches the light text and gentle humor, and sparkles on the cover accent the many outfits with great pizzazz. Add this one to the growing list of fun stories for young ladies with style.” - School Library Journal


Purchase Options
Indiebound Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Summer 2012
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-34215-5
Price: $16.99/$18.99
Trim Size: 9" x 10"
Page Count: 40
Foreign Rights: Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Translation Rights: Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Rights Available? yes


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