Publication Date: 3/1/1998
Page Count: 30
Size: 9-1/2 ̎ x 8-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 4 – 8
Themes: Attitude, Cleaning, Dancing, Poetry
“This exuberant poem captures the enthusiasm and imagination children can bring to the most ordinary task…. Santini’s watercolors dance across the page as well, giving Melissa a down-to-earth, real girl look, comical (with bare feet and flying ponytail) but also graceful in every line. A pair of comical cats add to the fun of this light, winsome picture book.” ―Booklist
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Meet the Author
Nancy Byrd Turner was born in 1880. She published a number of poems, novels, and song lyrics for children during her lifetime. She also served on the editorial staff of Youth Companion, Atlantic Monthly, and The Independent Magazine. She passed away in 1971.
Meet the Illustrator
Debrah Santini has illustrated a number of children’s books. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a faculty member of the art department at West Georgia College.