Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Cobble Street Cousins: A Little Shopping

The Cobble Street Cousins: A Little Shopping

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:   Wendy Anderson Halperin 
Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2000   ISBN: 978-0689817090

Lily, who always has ideas popping into her head, has come up with a real gem this time. The cousins are sometimes at a loose end in the afternoons and Lily thinks that the three girls need a project; they need something creative to do. What she comes up with is a plan to make a dollhouse or miniature of Aunt Lucy’s flower shop.

Lily, Tess and Rosie have a terrific time finding all the materials that they need for the project, and then an even better time building the miniature. The end result delights their aunt and the girls have had a wonderful time creating something beautiful and using their creative skills.

In this charming story Cynthia Rylant bring backs the three cousins that she introduced us to in In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen to give readers an inspirational tale about the joy of being creative. This story is accompanied by lots of wonderful black and white illustrations, and we see how one artistic endeavor can quickly grow into many more.