Wednesday, September 20, 2017

That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares -- ADVISABLE

Miyares, Daniel That Neighbor Kid. PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99. Content: G.

In this nearly-wordless picture book, a new boy moves into the neighborhood. Through watching him, the girl next-door realizes that he is trying to build a treehouse -- and struggling mightily. Thanks to her kindness and her construction skills, the boy makes a new friend and a solid treehouse.

This is a lovingly-illustrated tale of budding friendship. The wordlessness fits the shy, awkward feelings that come in a new relationship, and the selective colors are a beautiful touch. I also love that the girl is the one with the construction skills, thus defying stereotypes and encouraging STEM projects for both boys and girls. All in all, a nice story that will likely leave readers satisfied and perhaps even inspired.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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