What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a lighthearted, happy look at grade school and family life, with 9-year-old Sassy the heart of this cheery chapter book series. There's no questionable content.
What's the story?
Sassy Simone Sanford is the smallest in her class. She's the youngest in her family, and everyone calls her Little Sister. She's got wild, unruly hair, and she has to wear a boring blue and white uniform to school every day. That's the bad news. The good news is that she has a super cool grandma, a big imagination, and her sparkly "Sassy Sack" that's filled to the brim with goodies and whatnots that are sure to get her out of any jam. Her family members always find themselves in interesting and sometimes scary situations, but as long as they have one another, they know they'll be OK.
Is it any good?
Appealing characters and funny situations make this series fun and engaging for elementary school readers. The plots are light and a bit thin, but kids will easily relate to the family and classroom scenes.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the importance of being honest with the people you love. Sassy and her siblings learn there are times to speak up and express your feelings.
Is there something your family or friends do that bugs you? Have you ever told them? Why or why not?
Do you have an item that you take with you everywhere? Sassy has her sassy sack, how does having it make her feel? How does your special item make you feel?