Friday, November 1, 2013

The Smurfs: Scaredy Smurf Makes a Friend by Peyo - OPTIONAL

 Peyo The Smurfs: Scaredy Smurf Makes a Friend Simon Spotlight, 2013.  $16.99  EARLY READER Content: G.  

Scaredy Smurf is afraid to do everything his friends do-swimming, hiking, etc.  The other Smurfs like to make fun of Scaredy Smurf because he is always so sacred.  Scaredy Smurf gets tired of being made fun of and decides to go home.  When he walks into his house there is a huge spider sitting in the middle of his floor.  He jumps onto his table and the spider hides under the dresser, and when Scaredy Smurf realizes that she is scared too they become friends.  When Scaredy Smurf takes the spider for a walk all the other Smurfs are scared, so Scaredy Smurf lets the spider go into the woods.  Papa Smurf points out to the Smurfs that sometimes people are scared of different things and we should not make fun of each other.  

This book has a good message about not making fun of other’s fears.  The illustrations are basic and not real great, but kids who like the Smurfs will like the cute story and it has a good message.  There are around four sentences of text per page.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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