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Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick

By Kevin Henkes (Author) & Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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Item description for Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes...

A tale of sibling rivalry follows Sheila Rae as she taunts and torments her little sister Louise with her tasty peppermint stick.

Publishers Description
One peppermint stick.Two sisters.See sibling rivalryturn to sweet solidarity.

Awards and Recognitions
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Bookseller's Choice - 2002 Winner - Babies and Toddlers category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 09/10/2001
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 06/15/2001 page 863
  • Booklist - 08/01/2001 page 2130
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 09/10/2001 page 95
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/2001 page 104
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1229
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 20
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 20

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Greenwillow Books
Pages   24
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.06" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Aug 7, 2001
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  4-4
ISBN  0060294515  
ISBN13  9780060294519  
UPC  046594006950  

Availability  0 units.

More About Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels--one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes currently resides in Madison, in the state of Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Penny

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Reviews - What do customers think about Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick?

A FUNNY Lesson in Natural Consequences!  Jun 1, 2007
Sheila Rae has a peppermint stick and she's having a great time taunting her little sister Louise with it. Natural consequences take over and Sheila Rae learns a lesson.

This is one of our favorites! We have a great time reading this book, and we like to embellish with the voices. I highly recommend it!
Adorable!  Apr 7, 2006
Who can resist a Henkes book? Move over Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Julius the Baby of the World...another book by Henkes which is surely destined to be a children's classic has arrived!
We parents remember what it is like to have a treat all of our own and our reluctance to share it, and our preschoolers can certainly relate to the dilemma! "I want to share it but if I do I will have less for myself". When a mishap befalls the peppermint stick the sharing process becomes much easier and both girls in the story are delighted with the outcome. After all, Sheila Rae was planning on sharing from the very beginning. (Or so she says!)A fun story with adorable pictures.
A board book with a story  Feb 2, 2006
Most board books are descriptive - 'Cow says moo...Sheep says baa..etc.'. But this one has a storyline, amusing and cleverly constructed characters, and very expressive illustrations. It is amazing that this kind of a story has been made to fit in a board book format.

The story is about two mice - Sheila Rae, the older sister, has a peppermint stick that her younger sister, Louise, covets. Sheila Rae teases her in a typical big sisterly way, and says she can have a lick if she can guess how many stripes there are on the stick. Sheila Rae knows that Louise cannot guess correctly. In the end, Sheila Rae climbs high up on a stool and some books, and says Louise can have the stick if she can reach it. But then, Sheila Rae herself stumbles and falls, and the peppermint breaks into two pieces, one for each sister. A clever and face-saving solution for both sisters who then hug and kiss.

The illustrations are simple but very cute and convey the ages and attitudes of the two characters - the smug, teasing older sister who looks six, and a smaller younger sister (maybe three years old) who follows her big sister around and hangs on to her every word, while clutching her teddy bear.

This book is perfect to read aloud with preschoolers (like Louise). Slightly older children (the Sheila Raes) can read the book by themselves. It is a very interesting book that beginning readers will want to read again and again.
Grandma/teacher says Kevin Henkes and "Shela Rae" can't be beaten  Jan 15, 2006
If you haven't met Kevin Henkes or his little mice characters, you and your child (or your grandchild) are missing a great experience. In this book, Sheila Rae has a peppermint stick that she's having a hard time sharing. The illustrations are delightful, and the situations in all of Henkes' books are true to life, so any child can relate and learn something without a bit of sermonizing. If you like this story, try "Owen's Marshmallow Chick" and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse". Don't miss the expression in his characters' eyes as you flip through the books. Your little ones will love reading and rereading them. The board books are just right for the tiniest hands. My one-year old grandson, three-year old granddaughter, and the students in my reading classes are all Kevin Henkes fans. If you have a chance to meet him, grab the opportunity. He's a shy, gifted author and illustrator.
Perfect for Preschoolers  Jan 31, 2005
A favourite of young and old alike at the Watts' house, this book has it all. (Ignore the review that says Louise grabs the stick and breaks it...she does no such thing.) It's perfect for reading aloud--or for reciting by those who aren't yet reading. The brief, well-chosen text lends itself easily to expressive vocal interpretation. Loads of personality are packed into the simple, cartoon-ish illustrations. All this plus a great plot and twist on a child's level make this book one of our most cherished.

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