Fire and Ice is today’s stop on the official Millie Fierce blog tour hosted by TLC Blog Tours.
by Jane Manning
Hardcover: 32 pages
Published: (August 16, 2012
by Philomel Books
Book Source: Bought
Book Description: Millie is quiet. Millie is sweet. Millie is mild. But the kids at school don’t listen to her. And she never gets a piece of birthday cake with a flower on it. And some girls from her class walk right on top of her chalk drawing and smudge it. And they don’t even say they’re sorry!
So that’s when Millie decides she wants to be fierce! She frizzes out her hair, sharpens her nails and runs around like a wild thing. But she soon realizes that being fierce isn’t the best way to get noticed either, especially when it makes you turn mean. So Millie decides to be nice–but to keep a little of that fierce backbone hidden inside her. In case she ever needs it again.
With bright art and an adorable character, it’s easy to empathize with Millie. Because everyone has a bad day, once in a while.
Mary’s Review: Millie Fierce didn’t like not being noticed. No one noticed her. No one.
Then one day someone did something to make her mad. She decided people were going to notice her now and so she set out to do all the mean things she could think of to everyone until she realizes how much hurt she has caused. She what she does to make up for all she has done.
The illustrations are fierce and colorful. Great job Jane Manning.
I recommend this book for ages 5 and up.
About The Author/Illustrator: Jane Manning is the illustrator of The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low, and Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks, among others. She lives in Deep Water, Connecticut. Learn more on the author’s website, which is http://www.milliefierce.com/ and be sure to check out the whole blog tour schedule .