Children’s Literature –
Do opposites attract? They certainly do in this new title from the popular Hello, Reader! series. Grace is quiet and neat. Harriet is loud and messy. Yet these two very-different best friends find much to like in each other’s opposite behavior. The girls also discover that when you sleep over at your best friend’s house, you might find yourself becoming just like her-for the evening, at least. This humorous story emphasizes the importance of respecting individual differences in ourselves and our friends. The full-color illustrations are exuberant, fun loving and full of kid-appealing detail. Vocabulary and sentence length used in the text will encourage beginning readers to develop their skills effectively while enjoying their early reading experiences. Suggestions for further learning experiences, by reading specialist Francie Alexander, are included in this affordable paperback.