CM . . . . Volume XVIII Number 24 . . . . February 24, 2012
Lexi is three-years-old. Thereís nothing she likes to do more than change her clothes, with the reason being Ė Lexiís clothes are magic. Each outfit brings a new world to life in her very own bedroom. For Lexi, nothing is out of reach.
Hazel Mitchellís illustrations perfectly capture the workings of Lexiís boundless imagination. The whimsical quality of her art echoes Lexiís creativity and excitement to broaden her little world. Nothing speaks to this more than Mitchellís frenzied chaos and vibrant colours.
Margy Reid expertly showcases the playfulness of little girls. Though the repetitive nature of her text becomes rather tedious for the reader, Reidís depiction of Lexi in the act of dress-up is flawless. Thereís no doubt that young girls will see themselves in Lexi. However, Reidís greatest achievement is the singular truth that a girl can go as far as her imagination takes her.
Inderjit Deogun, of Mississauga, ON, is currently pursuing a career in publishing with a particular interest in childrenís literature.
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