Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover

by Josh Schneider

A hilarious, over-the-top take on sibling rivalry from the Geisel Award–winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters.

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544142282
ISBN-10: 0544142284
Pages: 32
Publication Date: 04/01/2014
Carton Quantity: 40
Grade Level: P,K,1,2,3
Age Range: 4,5,6,7,8

Amelia and her dog are best friends . . . until Princess Sparkle-Heart comes along. Soon, Amelia and Princess Sparkle-Heart are doing everything together: having tea parties, attending royal weddings, keeping each other's secrets.

     Princess Sparkle-Heart may be an awesome princess doll—but is she any match for a jealous canine?

     Look out, Princess Sparkle-Heart!

     This witty parable of sibling rivalry has all the giggle-inducing visual detail and kid-appeal of the author's previous work, plus an unexpected twist that makes for a satisfyingly delicious ending.

Josh Schneider

Josh Schneider is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters, The Meanest Birthday Girl, Bedtime Monsters, and Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover. His first book for Clarion, You'll Be Sorry, was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine. Josh lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana. Read More

* "With deadpan writing and subtle details that let each spread tell a story of its own, Schneider delivers another winner."
—Publisher's Weekly, starred review

* "Schneider’s playful take on the beauty makeover upends expectations with comedic—and powerful—results."
—Kirkus, starred review

"Pink-glitter bubble type on the cover belies the edgy, slightly bizarre, and all-the-more-fun-for-it story about a twosome stretching to become a threesome...Lessons taught and learned, this is tail-wagging fun for all but the most sensitive."

"The sparkly pink cover will instantly attract readers to this heartwarming tale of friendship and creative resiliency."
—School Library Journal

"Schneider's clear, concise writing is punctuated by amusing understatement."