*This post is sponsored by Scholastic. I received a free book in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Zoe rules as Queen of the Universe — or at least, her room! — in this sweet, funny companion to Zoe Gets Ready. Zoe is the Queen of the whole Universe … but her favorite place in the Universe is her own room, where she hosts tea parties, builds empires out of blocks, and gazes out upon the stars. Then her parents announce that her little sister Addie is moving in to Zoe’s room. Little sisters aren’t good at tea parties (too rude), block-building (too clumsy), and star-watching (just plain too young!). So the Queen’s new roommate is a royal pain . . . until Zoe discovers that even her smallest subjects can be useful in a storm!
I was reminded of my own children as I read this book. In this sweet and honest tale of the trials, ups and downs, and true friendship that come with having a sibling, I saw the relationship between Zoe and Addie parallel the relationships of my kids. Siblings struggle. They fight. They jockey for dominance. They want their own way. The older sibling doesn’t want to do “baby” things. And then like magic, the shift begins, and the two siblings begin to bond….growing together and developing the type of friendships only siblings can experience and understand. The sweet beginnings of a life-long friendship that you see unfold between Zoe and Addie are touching, pure, and true-to-life. My heart melted as I read this book. This is a must-have for anyone with a sibling.
Check out the book trailer!
Zoe’s Room Activity Sheets
About the author
Bethanie Deeney Murguia earned an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Bethanie lives with her family and her fifty pound lap dog, Disco, in Sausalito, CA. She is the creator of Zoe Gets Ready and Buglette, the Messy Sleeper.
Visit the Official Site and find out more about Zoe’s Room by Bethanie Deeney Murguia!