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“When a boy’s pretend play as a TV chef collides with a very stubborn little sister (the eponymous Elliebelly, aka Eleanor), it brings new and very funny meaning to the concept of reality television. . . . [Yaccarino] and Parkhurst, making her children’s book debut, invigorate the my-sibling-is-driving-me-crazy genre with fresh, laugh-out-loud comedy, while creating a straight man who’s admirable for his nimbleness at shifting gears, accommodating unforeseen problems, and maintaining relative equanimity—important traits for a would-be chef.” — Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
“The appealing cartoon-style illustrations in a bold color palate show Henry and Elliebelly against a white backdrop, so that they, and the few attractive accoutrements that clutter their workspace, really pop out.” — Booklist
“As can be expected, Yaccarino has created characters and an environment that grabs readers’ attention and won’t let go. His interpretation of Elliebelly, with her wild curls, peek-a-boo bellybutton, and ever-present pink butterfly wings, is especially perfect. Parkhurst’s carefully chosen dialogue and Yaccarino’s deceptively simple art create a delicious delicacy.” — School Library Journal
“Resplendently warm and lively with a retro feel.” — Kirkus Reviews
Carolyn Parkhurst, Dan Yaccarino