"When Clara Ann Cookie had to get dressed, she got grumpy and grouchy and very distressed." Getting dressed in the morning is simply too much for Clara Ann to face. Lucky for her she has a resourceful mother who comes up with a clever face-making game to help make the morning routine a lot less monotonous and considerably more fun. Harriet Ziefert portrays this all too common struggle between parent and child with wit and humor, while Emily Bolam's artwork captures Clara Ann's emotions perfectly. Children will delight in making faces along with Clara Ann as she gets dressed.
About the Author
Emily Bolam was born and raised in the English countryside. She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art and has illustrated many popular books for children, including Murphy Meets the Treadmill, Louie's Goose, Clara Ann Cookie, and I Swapped My Dog.
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.
"Clara Ann has no interest in getting dressed, so her mother invents a game in which Clara Ann makes faces to express different emotions--in the meantime, her mother surreptitiously helps her get dressed. The bright paintings don't always show the scared or angry faces the girl is supposed to be making but are otherwise quite lively. Though a bit forced, the rhyming text is appealing." Horn Book