Ava LoRay Wants to Play
2022 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner – Honorable Mention for Picture Books 5 & Younger
Ava LoRay wants to play, not be stuck inside all day to clean her room. But it’s going to take FOREVER! How can she manage the task when it all seems too overwhelming?
This humorous picture book from debut author Jessica Quarnstrom teaches children about responsibility. Complete with a cleaning checklist for littles to clean like Ava, this story is perfect for children ages 3-7 who love characters like FANCY NANCY.
5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite
Jessica Quarnstrom has written a charming and fun book with Ava LoRay Wants To Play. Ava is relatable to kids, because they too face messy rooms and as they get older, they would be encouraged to tidy them up after themselves. – Samantha Gregory, Readers’ Favorite
– Publishing Date: February 8th, 2022
– Dimensions: 8×10
– ISBN: 9781736325896
– Library of Congress Number: 2021919387
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Jessica Quarnstrom
– Illustrator: Gabriela Dieppa
I was able to have the opportunity to read the advanced reader copy of my friend’s book that is coming out in January 2022 and I highly recommend it! Keeping a room clean teaches not just cleanliness but order as well. It also teaches prioritizing. Teaching children to keep their rooms clean can help them succeed in school and learn how to be well organized. If you have little ones, this book is for you!
That’s so wonderful to hear, Amanda! Glad you liked the story. 🙂
Taylor Krumm –
Ava Loray wants to play is a super cute, fun, entertaining, and educational book for kids! Ava the main character is absolutely adorable. She is spunky and her attitude about cleaning will resonate with readers. The illustrations are bright and fun too! Not only is the story engaging but it has a good moral and lesson for readers. Parent can use it when teaching kids about the importance of cleaning their room. Grab this book for the kiddos in your life! You won’t regret it.
Yes!! So glad you love her as much as we do! 🤩🤩
This story helps teach kids to do things the right way, starting with cleaning their room. Love it because our 7 year old can read it on his own!
Love the addition of the checklist at the end of the story. Cannot wait for more Ava LoRay Stories.
Yes! So glad you enjoy the checklist too. 🙂
Stephanie Mund –
Ava LoRay Wants to Play is such a sweet book! I read it to my first graders and they absolutely LOVED it! It’s very relatable to kiddos and how they have to clean their room. Nice job, Jessica Quarnstrom!
Christina Luong –
So glad your students loved this book!
Erin Murphy –
I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations as I watched character, Ava LoRay, exemplify the type of agency and decision-making picture books need to convey for young minds. The author did a wonderful job keeping me engaged on every page. Highly recommended for teaching values and chores.
Jannesy DeLeon –
I absolutely loved this book! It’s the story about Ava who has to clean her messy room before going outside to play. In some very funny scenes, she does everything in her power to speed up the process but to no avail. How will she manage to clean her room in time to play? To my surprise, the author, Jessica Quarnstrom, comes up with a very clever and practical way to teach children not to be overwhelmed by cleaning tasks. I highly recommend this book!!