Thursday, July 21, 2011

Freckleface Strawberry

I have never been big on celebrities-turned-children's-book-writers, but I have to admit that we really like this one. Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore introduces us to a fiery little red head who is like everyone else except for those pesky freckles. We love (but had to discuss our house rules) that she tries to draw on herself with a pink marker in order to 'connect the dots.' She is so tired of these freckles that she finally decides that the best plan is to hide them and wear a ski mask at all times. Not only is it hot and itchy, but she misses her friends and her friends miss her. Loud and clear, we get the message. So I asked M and B, my two little ones, what makes them special. M said the way she plays with her tea set. And B said, mixing (that is any pretend food in a bowl.) Can't argue with that!

*Love all of the talking bubbles, great for teaching kids dialogue.


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