Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.
Today, we prove once again that girls CAN do anything with a double Storybook Sunday feature. We've one just released title via Penguin Young Readers and another via Disney Hyperion on the brink of release (this TUESDAY!), and one while employs quite a bit more imagination (or DOES it?!), they both are about following your heart and reveling in your true self. So, if you'd be so kind as to join me...oh, and uh, we're probably gonna get a little wet. Just sayin'. ^-^
Natsumi may be small in stature, but she is BIG in spirit. Everything she does, she puts her whole self into...sometimes quite literally. Tea mixing time? Gentle swirls become a raging cyclone. Fan dance practice? Graceful fan flicks become swishes and clicks echoing off the walls. Rain storm outside? No simple umbrella or galoshes for this girl; she'll take them all and then some with a puddle splash for good measure! Yes, Natsumi is one of a kind, but as her outbursts aren't always appreciated, she feels less than wonderful...until one day Grandfather lets Natsumi in on a BIG secret, and she is finally able to dance to the beat of her of her drum (pun totally intended! Read it, you'll see...) proving that there is indeed a place for everyone to truly shine! With wonderfully emotive illustrations to guide you on your way, this is one story that will have a BIG impact.
Girl by day. Mermaid by night.