This series (just like Missy herself) is super duper royal deluxe!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Missy is a very creative girl who does everything in her own super duper royal deluxe way! This first book is about Missy's school picture day. Despite Missy's keen fashion sense, her mother insists on choosing her picture-day outfit for her. But Missy thinks it's the most boring outfit EVER! She simply must find a way to make her picture-day outfit her own. With her trusty friend Oscar and her cat named Pink by her side, Missy is sure to come up with an outfit that's truly super duper royal deluxe! Full-color illustrations throughout.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wanted to love this series because of the cute girl appealing covers. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. The back of the book says "Illustrated early chapter books that grow readers!" but the frankly the book is too hard for early readers. The back of the book also says "Appeals to 1st-2nd Graders" and "Reading Level Grade 2." Along with regular text, there are speech bubbles to follow, diagramed pictures and even a journal page written in handwriting font. The pages are extremely busy between the illustrations, text and speech bubbles. A couple of pages even switch to comic book/graphic novel panel style in the middle of the book. I'm not sure an early reader would know which to read first and that would affect comprehension.
It's not a bad series. I just think this particular book is trying to hard to be Fancy Nancy, without the big vocabulary. And Fancy Nancy has already been done, and done well. This could be a good inbetween book for kids who feel...
Missy is a must read for early readers. The illustrations are colorful and enchanting. I really enjoyed Missy's imagination and spunk. It was a true joy to read.
I bought one for myself and my niece and I can't wait for the other three books to see what other adventures are in store for Missy.
The illustrations are spot-on adorable, fun, and full of thoughtful details. I found the story funny, engaging, and genuine!
The day-in-the-life tale is narrated by the main character, Missy. She has been counting down the days until picture day, when she can wear her "super duper royal deluxe" best, only to have her grandiose plans foiled by her mother's more reasonable fashion sense.
As the mother of a young lady a bit like Missy (with a fashion-sense all her own), I got a kick out of her story of triumph and tragedy over not being allowed to wear her outlandish outfit. And I have a feeling Missy will learn a thing or two from her patient new friend Oscar.
I highly recommend this for early readers!
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