Harrison, Hannah My Friend Maggie Dial, 2016. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK
In this story of friendship Maggie and Paula have a hitch in their wonderful friendship when a bully gets involved. Maggie is a giant clumsy elephant and Paula gets caught up in a ‘friendship’ with the bully as they make fun of her. When its Paula’s turn to be bullied, will anyone stand up for her?
This is wonderful story that is missing one or two important pages. Paula never apologizes to Maggie!!! That is such an important lesson for students readers, sort of the whole point of the book. There is an illustration where Paula looks contrite but the apology is never said aloud. Why is not included!? WHY!? If not, it would be a top notch story! Going to have to go with optional now, shoot!
EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.