|Where triplets go, trouble follows|
Author: Poploff, Michelle
Lily, Daisy, and Violet Divine, triplets, have different interests and like to do things on their own, but they pull together when they need to, whether to find out their grandparents' secret, create a good science fair project, or teach their new dog to stop chewing.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.20
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 174546
Kirkus Reviews (03/01/15)
School Library Journal (04/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 2–5—Daisy, Lily, and Violet may be triplets, but the girls don't look alike and certainly don't have the same interests. They are, however, always caring and loyal. They cheer for Daisy at her baseball game, support Violet's science fair project, and encourage Lily when she has to recite her poem. Two of their favorite people are their Grandma Rose, their mother's mother, and Grandpa Dash, their father's father. The girls mistake the grandparents' camaraderie for something more, and end up with a big surprise. Jamieson's illustrations enliven the text. VERDICT An enjoyable story, but an additional purchase.—Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 07/01/2015 Lily, Daisy, and Violet Divine are a set of rambunctious, school-aged triplets whose only similarity is their blue eyes and adoration of Trouble—the puppy their grandparents surprise them with one day. Lily loves reading and writing, especially poetry, while Daisy is an avid baseball player, and Violet is a drama queen with a tendency to misplace her belongings. Each chapter in this gentle slice-of-life story focuses on a challenge faced by each sister in turn and is linked by their shared sense of devotion to and support of one another. Weak in science, Violet decides to enter the science fair for extra credit and explores the family traits that each of them inherited; Daisy learns that her baseball game improves considerably after she gets glasses; and Lily is inspired to enter a poetry contest, even though it means reciting in front of an audience. Black-and-white illustrations complement this sweet, if somewhat generic, story. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.