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Pretty Minnie in Hollywood / Danielle Steel ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant.

By: Steel, Danielle [author.].
Contributor(s): Valiant, Kristi [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Doubleday Books for Young Readers, [2016]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780553537550; 0553537555; 9780553537567; 0553537563.Subject(s): Chihuahua (Dog breed) -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Juvenile fiction | Fashion -- Juvenile fiction | Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Picture booksDDC classification: [E] Summary: "Minnie, a long-haired teacup chihuahua, travels to Hollywood with her family, where she gets an unexpected starring role in a movie" -- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lights, camera, adorable! Pretty Minnie is back, and it's her big break when she visits the glitz and glamour of Hollywood! Whether sightseeing with her best friend, taking a dip in the fancy hotel pool, or having a costume fitting at the movie studio, Minnie's star quality shines as she becomes everyone's favorite motion-picture pup! From bestselling author Danielle Steel comes this dazzling tale that will have young readers shouting, "Hooray for Hollywood!"

Praise for Pretty Minnie in Paris-

-"will delight young fashionistas."--Publishers Weekly

"Minnie, a long-haired teacup chihuahua, travels to Hollywood with her family, where she gets an unexpected starring role in a movie" -- Provided by publisher.

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Booklist Review

Minnie, the glamorous white, long-haired, teacup-sizeChihuahua, leaves Paris on an adventure to Hollywood with her best friend, Françoise, and Françoise's mom. Minnie's journey to the star-studded location gives the amiable, chicly dressed canine an opportunity to sightsee as well as meet actors on a movie set, including a poodle named Fifi, whose growls erupt into great confusion when she chases Minnie around the set. Since Fifi's disorderly display disqualifies her from the movie, the director needs a replacement. Guess who's chosen? In the second book of the Pretty Minnie series, popular author Steele again collaborates with illustrator Valiant to produce a stylish doggie tale inspired by Minnie, Steele's own miniature Chihuahua. Valiant's cheerful and near-realistic depictions fittingly complement Steele's straightforwardtext. While Steele's charm-filled plot features a stylish dog and her exciting journeys, it also zeroes in on the inseparable bond between a little girl and her precious pup. An endearing read for children with pets.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2016 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

A white French girl named Franoise takes her tiny dog along when she accompanies her fashion-designer mother to Hollywood to work on a movie in this second series outing (Pretty Minnie in Paris, 2014). Minnie is a pampered teacup Chihuahua who enjoys an opulent lifestyle with Franoise and her mother in their Paris apartment that has a view of the Eiffel Tower. They pack matching outfits for their trip, fly together on the plane (with the dog in her own seat), and enjoy first-class accommodations and sightseeing in Hollywood. Franoise and Minnie visit the movie set, where they meet a snarly pink poodle with a starring role in the film. The poodle acts up and is conveniently fired, so Minnie gets her part in the movie. The slight plot by bestselling author Steel is told in polished but predictable prose, with a perky, sparkly tone matched by the jewel-toned, oversized illustrations. Valiant's detailed illustrations give Minnie an engaging personality that's hard to resist, and young readers will enjoy Minnie's tiny costumes and fancy accessories. The hotel staff and cast and crew of the movie include people of different ethnicities, including the film's African-American director. Fluffy and shallow but sweet, with an exuberant effect, from the sparking glitter on the cover to the cast party with "Pupcake Cupcakes" at the end. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.