Edie's Ensembles by Ashley SpiresEdie's Ensembles by Ashley Spires

Edie's Ensembles

byAshley Spires

Hardcover | October 14, 2014

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Edie is known for her great outfits and stylish flair. She and her best friend Andrew spend a lot of time playing dress-up. The school hall is their runway. Edie loves the compliments and whispers of admiration, so much so that she begins dressing in increasingly outrageous outfits to get even more attention. No outfit is too bizarre, no costume too flamboyant for Edie. She's so busy coming up with her newest eye-catching ensemble that she doesn't even have time for Andrew anymore ... until one day Edie creates an outfit so weird and so big and bulky that she gets stuck in the doorway. Will anyone notice that this budding fashionista is in trouble?
Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of numerous funny books for children including the Binky the Space Cat series, was born and raised in BC with eight cats and a dog. After spending some time living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she has returned to the BC life, living in Ladner with her three cats, one dog and a man. When she is not run...
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Title:Edie's EnsemblesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 10.88 × 0.5 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770494901

ISBN - 13:9781770494909

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read! A great book for young and old serving as a reminder of what happens when we do too much! Loved this book and even ordered it in French to use in the classroom!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor Little Chickadee Andrew likes to improve his performance, so while in the drama club the ball starts rolling and pretty soon, he can’t even keep his eyes open. Andrew may be an over achiever, but he sure is a cute little bird, and my favorite a chickadee. You can almost see how one thing leads to another and on and on. The drawings are adorable and nicely colored for a youngster's eye, and the prose and right to the point and then we turn the page. There are lessons here for both parents and youngsters, and they are really nicely presented. I recommend this read, if you a youngster that is in to everything and wanting more, this story shows how there is no time just to be a kid. I received this book through The Library Thing, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lookin' good.... Edie has great fashion sense and an ooohhh-la-la style. Her best friend, Andrew, plays dress-up with her and they use the school hallway as their runway. She spins, twirls and pirouettes showing off her latest creation. Her fashionista spirit gets the attention of her classmates which inspires her to go even more outlandish in her designs. She becomes obsessed with making the next over-the-top outfit. She gets so focused on her clothing rack that she forgets all about her BFF Andrew. She rips, sews and assembles more and more bizarre apparel and flaunts a new costumes hoping she can outdo herself from the previous day. Then one day she puts together an outfit so ostentatious and out-of-the-box that even she has to admit she has crossed the line of sensibility. Edie gets into a predicament that she cannot save herself from and none of her friends come to her rescue. Will this be the end of her obsessive tailor-made clothes? Will Edie learn the valuable lesson that clothes do not make the person but it's what is inside that person that really counts. The naked truth is that yes - Edie realizes her faux pas and in so doing discovers that she has a lot to offer to her friends and does not need to make bold, outlandish statements with her clothes...she is all she needs. Edie discovers that she is amazing "au natural" and her best friend Andrew heartily agrees and happily they restore their friendship.
Date published: 2014-08-23

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Ashley Spires:"Spires's mix of sly, dry and slapstick humor in her first graphic novel is perfect." - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, (Binky the Space Cat)"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright." - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, (Binky Under Pressure) "... a doozy of a picture book ... big, bold pages will be enjoyed by big groups and independent readers alike." -- Starred Review, Booklist, (Larf)"Humor has always been a strong suit for Spires, and her drily funny storytelling will entertain children, older siblings, and adults alike." -- Publishers Weekly (Larf)"Spires' tale of an unconventional pirate might travel familiar ground, but her dry humor, so wonderfully displayed in the Binky graphic novels, elevates Saul to great heights. The cartoon watercolor illustrations are always hilariously at odds with the understated text. Charrrh-ming." -- Kirkus Reviews (Small Saul)