Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider –ADVISABLE

Schneider, Josh The Meanest Birthday Girl 48 pgs. Clarion Books, 2013. $12.27.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Dana is a bit high and mighty about her birthday. She acts mean, takes things, and calls people names. When she receives a wonderful pet elephant as a birthday gift, she is elated. But things don’t work out quite the way she expects, and Dana starts to change in unexpected ways.
This story has a sly sense of humor and an intriguing way of teaching. I was pleasantly surprised and thought this was a fantastic book. Students will find this an interesting read as they see a bully make a real change. The artwork is varied and is laid out in an interesting and eye-catching way. Quirky to boot!

EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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