I like how the illustrations show the movement of Alice. The text lets you know that she was always on the go. While I think the use of endpapers to be the title page and author's note was interesting, it didn't work so well in a library book. I had to release the library tape so I could read the complete author's note.
This biography of Alice Lee Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, is highly entertaining. She was a young woman who truly "ate up the world," and enjoyed every moment of worrying her father, avoiding finishing school, gallavanting about the countryside, and getting results as a tomboy.The pictures demonstrate so wonderfully Alice's humor and her constant activity. My favorite page in the book is when Alice is babysitting some younger children, and the text says she was keeping them out of trouble, while the picture shows that she's helping them sled down the stairs. This book also has some great vocabulary words.
Visual presentation is this book's strong suit. The illustrations portray the liveliness of Alice Roosevelt with an energy all their own.
This book has made my top ten list for Caldecott contender. It is funny, informative, and child friendly. Beautifully illustrated and different.
This book is in my top contenders for the Caldecott. I loved reading about Alice and the tidbits on Theodore were fantastic. the pictures were fabulous and so cute. Facial expressions, loads of luggage, and action really helped illustrate the book.