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A deceptively simple picture book about standing up for oneself and against bullies. From the inside jacket: Blue is a quiet color. Red is a hot head. Red likes to pick on Blue.Yellow, Green, Purple, and Orange don't like what they see, but what can they do?
Rabbie, a carpenter’s son, loves to carve things, but when he does he looks inside them to show the best of what is there. When he carves a dog he shows its brave spirit and loyalty but leaves off its lame leg. When he visits a nearby town he finds it terrorized by a giant!
Zeze lives in an environment of human poverty and violence. It is a highly creative and gifted child. He looks at the world with clear eyes and he values friendship and love. However, Zeze feels lonely and neglected.
This deceptively simple picture book depicts the creation of a new friendship using only one or two words per page and illustrated with two expressively drawn characters. An exuberant boy greets a seemingly shy, somewhat downcast boy as they walk down the street. The greeting of Yo!
As in most of Patricia Polacco's books (check them out!), Mr. Lincoln's Way embraces the themes of diversity, empathy and community. Mr.
Molly's Pilgrim is the tale of a young Russian-Jewish immigrant who is struggling to fit in at a new school after emigrating to the United States. I would consider this a classic for Thanksgiving reading lists for children, as it emphasizes being the difficult journey of immigration, th
"I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth." This is the first line hook from a whopper of a book.
Friendship between a bum Moshi and a teenager Bobby is based on deep empathy and acceptance that Holocaust survivior Moshi has developed as part of his life experiences. Moshi's help transforms Bobby; Bobby's life energy enriches Moshi's lonely life.