A sweet and heart-tugging story about bullying, friendship, and fitting in, perfect for readers of Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Paula and Maggie have been friends forever. Paula thinks Maggie is the best—until mean girl Veronica says otherwise. Suddenly, Paula starts to notice that Maggie is big and clumsy, and her clothes are sort of snuggish. Rather than sticking up for Maggie, Paula ignores her old friend and plays with Veronica instead. Luckily, when Veronica turns on Paula, Maggie’s true colors shine through.
This moving friendship story has all the heart and emotion of The Giving Tree and Kevin Henkes’s Chrysanthemum. The gorgeous artwork and important message make this a book to treasure. It’s truly a classic in the making.
Hannah Harrison is an award-winning illustrator whose first book, Extraordinary Jane, received three starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. She lives with her family in Oklahoma.
Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Dial Books Aug 09, 2016| 40 Pages| 10 x 10| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780525429166
* “Harrison tells her story with touching and expert restraint, and…shows a deeply sympathetic understanding of the simultaneously fragile and powerful emotions of children.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Harrison’s straightforward, first-person text…conveys a wealth of emotion.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The trials of friendship and the early vestiges of mean girl culture are well portrayed in this recommended purchase; perfect for storytime or one-on-one sharing.” — School Library Journal