December 8 – Brownie Day

Happy Brownie Day!

Were you expecting traditional brownies?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/cocoa-brownies-recipe.html

Or holiday brownies?

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/30725/santa+hat+brownies

Or girl scouts?

https://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/facts/what_is_gs/brownie.asp

Well, today I’m celebrating Brownie Day with a few books written by the popular Cynthia Rylant. Brownie and Pearl are a little girl and her cat who have very simple adventures. These belong in a series of eight picture books for very young readers. Below are four of the series, look for more at your library or bookstore:

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Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brian Biggs (2012)

Brownie and Pearl go for a ride in Brownie’s car. They pick up the mail from the mailbox and deliver it to everyone. But when it’s time to get out of the car, Pearl refuses to leave. She likes the car. Pearl lures her out with treats, and they have a picnic on the lawn.

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Brownie and Pearl Hit the Hay written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brian Biggs (2010)

It’s time for bed, Brownie takes a bath, puts on her jammies, gets a snack, and reads a book about a kitty. Pearl wants to hear the story again. They go to bed and curl up in tight little balls under the covers and go to sleep.

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Brownie and Pearl See the Sights written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brian Biggs (2010)

Brownie and Pearl grab their handbag and toy mouse and go out to see the sights. First they see the hats in the hat shop, then they try on shoes in the shoe shop, and then they share a cupcake at the cupcake shop. All this shopping makes them tired, so Brownie and Pearl go back home for a nap.

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Brownie and Pearl Get Dolled Up written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Brian Biggs (2009)

Brownie and Pear get all dolled up to go out. Brownie gets a feathery boa and Pearl gets pearls. They get powder, lipstick, glitter, and perfume. Now they are powdery, feathery, sparkly, and shiny… too bad they’re only going to bed.

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