Dillard, Sarah Make Difference (Mouse Scouts Book #2), 127 pgs Knopf, 2016. $12.99. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
In this second book Violet and her best friend Tigerlily are learning how to weave baskets as part of the Acorn Scouts. They are trying to earn a Make a Difference Badge. Violet has an idea to pick up litter at the park as part of this. Eventually they reuse some of the trash in various inventions including helping out someone who is very dangerous to them, a cat.
There are some great lessons here about helping the planet, reuse/recycle, and how to treat others who aren’t very nice to you. This one seems to have to have a bit more personality and fun to it and I liked it quite a bit more than the first book. The cover has a ton of appeal so I may give this series a try in my library.
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.