Sunday Chutney is always the new girl at school. The wonderful thing about Sunday Chutney is she doesn't care what the other kids think about her.
What I thought: A delightful book that will be a must read for any new kid at school. Sunday reminds me of several other characters (Clementine and Pippi to name two). She's spunky and happy despite all the moving her family does. The illustrations are great. After so many bright and busy books, these are refreshing. Blabley's use of pastels results in muted colors. The illustrations also have a minimalistic quality to them. My favorite illustrations are Sunday's imaginings (the mad tea party, her animal friends).
(Honesdale, PA: Frontstreet, 2008.