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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Good lessons about friendship and handling peer pressure.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this story provides a good forum for talking about friendship, peer pressure, and what to do when someone dares you to do something you just don't want to do.
Is It Any Good?
The issue is a good one, the story complicated enough to arouse a good discussion, and the artwork amazing as well as entertaining. Like Prudence and Moxie, the anthropomorphic main characters, real human kids of all ages confront peer pressure daily, and they have to decide what to do with it. They also have to decide what to do with friends who let them down now and then. This book offers a gentle way to start these sorts of conversations.
The story itself presents some very unique scenarios that seem pretty silly yet, at the same time, ring so very, very true. And, AnnaLaura Cantone's artwork, her "acrylic, collage, and whimsy," brings an Italian folk art feeling to the book, and makes the whole thing all the more captivating.
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