Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed)

illus. by author. 40p. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45781-1. LC 2012016796.
PreS-K—In the second book about Zoe, "the queen" learns a lesson about sharing. The youngster loves her bedroom and especially loves bedtime as that's when she gets busy. She builds with her set of blocks, ventures into previously unexplored territory, and gazes out the window at her galaxy. Used to having her own space, she is understandably upset when told that her little sister, Addie, is old enough to leave their parents' room and will be moving in with her. Not clear about what sharing her room entails, Zoe continues her nighttime adventures but finds that Addie doesn't appreciate the disturbances and neither do their parents. It takes one stormy night to make Zoe realize that it is actually beneficial to share her bedroom and her royal title. Soft-hued pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, beginning and ending with star-studded endpapers, charmingly depict the age-old dilemma of learning to compromise.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI

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