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Parents' Guide to

Prudence and Moxie

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Double dares test the friendship of an unlikely duo.

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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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