Itty Bitty Bits

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

By Anita Da­her, il­lus­tra­tions by Wendy Bai­ley Peanut But­ter Press, 32 pages, $20 0 MOLLY wants her friend Jen to come for a sleep­over, but Mom says she has to clean her room first. Molly’s room is a dis­as­ter and she’s afraid to tackle it alone. She asks her sis­ter, her brother, her fa­ther, even her dog, but ev­ery­one is too busy.

It takes watch­ing a lit­tle ant to show her how to get the job done, a lit­tle bit at a time. Da­her lives in Winnipeg and is an ed­i­tor at Great Plains Pub­li­ca­tions. She’ss had suc­cess with young adult books such as Spi­der’s Song and Rac­ing for Di­a­monds.Di­a­monds Bai­leyBai­ley, another ta­lented Win­nipeg­ger, has used colour­ful, an­i­mated — if some­what ex­ag­ger­ated — art­work to il­lus­trate the book.

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