MATCHY MATCHY by Erin McGill. Petaluma, CA: Cameron Kids. 32p ISBN 978-194490372-5 hc. $16.95 PreS - Gr. 2 E PIC
Maria lives in a house where everything matches. Her mom makes sure Maria's outfits match, along with all her hair accessories, socks, and shoes. Even the house is decorated to match.. Since her Mom has a list of rules for coordinating patterns and colors, Maria makes her own rules and happily makes new combinations of patterns to wear. Her mom concedes and lets Maria style herself. The author/illustrator uses stark white backgrounds with eye-popping images that make readers smile, especially the collage illustrations.
My daughter developed her own style by the age of 8, beginning with un-matched socks and expanded her sense of fashion from there. The world has never been the same.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI