Sunday, June 2, 2013

Peanut & Fifi Have a Ball by Randall De Seve- ADVISABLE

De Seve, Randall.  Peanut & Fifi Have a Ball.  Illustrated by Paul Schmid.  40 pgs. Dial, 2013. $15.99. PICTURE BOOK.  This is a great story that illustrates the importance of friendship and sharing.  Peanut as a ball.  Fifi wanted to play with is as well, but Peanut wasn’t willing to share.  Fifi did everything her mind could possibly imagine to convince Peanut to share with her.  But Peanut wouldn’t budge.  Fifi then turns to her own imagination and creates an incredible play situation and suddenly the tables are turned and it’s Peanut hoping to join in the fun.  The illustrations are simple yet beautiful.  The story is a great springboard for discussions about kindness, sharing, toys, and friendship.  This is a simple yet powerful picture book.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE.  Reviewer: SL.

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