Chester has always been amazed by his best friend, Forsythia. She can do the most incredible things, like tame ferocious animals at the zoo and play the piano while standing on her head. But one day when Forsythia gets sick, Chester discovers all the amazing things he can do.
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“Kirsch's spindly ink drawings and lavish detailing (Forsythia's bedroom curtains are splendiferous with individually drawn flowers), along with Forsythia's preposterous achievements, evince an appealingly batty aesthetic.” —Publishers Weekly
“Kirsch’s sketchy black-and-white cartoons with splashes of color are reminiscent of those in Kay Thompson’s “Eloise” books. The illustrations, combined with the measured pace of the text, give the book an elegant air that is as timeless as its message.” —School Library Journal
Vincent X. Kirsch is the author and illustrator of Natalie & Naughtily and Two Little Boys From Toolittle Toys. He grew up in a very snowy place where the sight of forsythia in the spring amazed him. He now lives in New York City.
Vincent X. Kirsch