Freckleface Strawberry is back with a new adventure in Freckleface Strawberry Best Friends Forever by Julianne Moore.
Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are best friends. They are very much alike, which is why they are such great friends. Problem is, the kids at school convince them they are too different to be friends. And that’s when the trouble starts.
I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was to see this latest Freckleface Strawberry book appear on my doorstep. I loved being introduced to her in the first book. I had a blast recalling how much I also despised dodgeball in Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully. This new book is just as charming and just as funny. In Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully, Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick had become friends. Now the reader gets to see this friendship put to the test, but it is done in such a delightful way that young readers will be laughing as much as they are cheering for Freckleface and Windy to stop listening to those kids who say they shouldn’t be friends. The humorous illustrations by LeUyen Pham are the perfect complement to this story.
The purchaser should be advised that Windy Pants Patrick tells Freckleface Strawberry that he has two moms. There are also illustrations of Windy’s family in the book. I point this out solely because this may influence a buyer’s decision.
Freckleface Strawberry Best Friends Forever is a great addition to your child’s library.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
- Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Childrens
- ISBN-13: 978-1599905518
- SRP: $16.99
Remember those less-than-fun and often scary games of dodgeball in the school yard? There was always some bully who threw the ball so hard that it hurts–and the bully seems to enjoy it.
Actress Julianne Moore and illustrator LeUyen Pham team back up to bring you a second Freckleface Strawberry book, Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.
This funny and entertaining story brings Freckleface Strawberry close up with Windy Pants Patrick, the dodgeball bully.
Since Freckleface Strawberry doesn’t like dodgeball, she comes up for a plan one rainy morning when the kids can’t go out to play. She’s going to stay in the back and practice being a monster. But when Windy Pants Patrick yells, “Who’s the last kid?” Freckleface Strawberry knows she is doomed because she’s the last kid. Then something surprising happens and Freckleface Strawberry learns that dodgeball and Windy Pants Patrick really aren’t that scary.
In a very subtle and fun way, this book teaches children about acceptance and exploring new experiences. Freckleface Strawberry is the typical young girl who loves her family, has a wonderful imagination, and like many of us has decided that she doesn’t like something (in this case dodgeball) without even trying it.
My daughters, ages 5 and 7, loved this book. My oldest daughter even selected it for her weekly reading material for school.
The illustrations are just as creative and delightful as the story. The monster was a huge hit in our house.
Young readers will ask to read Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully over and over again. I know I’ll be on the lookout for more Freckleface Strawberry books as they become available.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
SRP: $16.99 (U.S.)