Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Biz Whiz by Sheila Greenwald -- ADVISABLE

Greenwald, Sheila Biz Whiz (Bossy Flossie #1), illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby. CHAPTER BOOK. Penguin Random House, 2017. $16. 9780448488868

Flossie swears she isn't bossy; she's just full of great ideas, and she lets everyone know it. Unfortunately, it's hard to make friends when you're always telling people what's what. Even the new kid at school won't hang out with Flossie, which is a problem because she has decided he would be the perfect partner for their upcoming group project. Can Flossie convince him to give her a chance?

The bossy, know-it-all girl is definitely an overused character type, but it works fairly well here, since Flossie has enough confidence and contrition to pull it off. The large type and frequent illustrations make this chapter book a pretty quick read. A fun story.

El (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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