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Mabel Murple by Sheree Fitch and Sydney Smith

Fitch, S., & Smith, S. (illustrator). (2010). Mabel Murple. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing.


On a rainy day, a young girl imagines what it would be like to live in a world that was entirely purple. What follows is the adventures of Mabel Murple in her purple life.

This new edition of the classic poem combines Fitch’s silly rhymes with Smith’s fun images in a story that exudes purple-ness. This fun and carefree poem is a great introduction to poetry for young readers. It would also make for a great story time tale that would likely have children laughing in their seats.

Having never read Sheree Fitch before, I now understand the appeal! Mabel Murple gets a purple 4.5 out of 5!