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Happy birthday!

4 Jul

Not only is today Independence Day, it is my niece’s 15th birthday. With this in mind, I have a new book she won’t read and which certainly does NOT describe her.

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The Meanest Birthday Girl  is written by Josh Schneider, who won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for  Tales for Very Picky Eaters. Dana gets to do what she likes on her birthday: pinch people, call them names and steal their deserts. Dana soon learns that receiving a big white elephant for her birthday is not as wonderful as she thought it would be. And she earns a lot about being a good friend. Written in 5 chapters, this beginning chapter book lends itself nicely to making predictions and kids could even be asked to write  chapter 5 before reading it, or even to write new chapters about what happens to the elephant, or Dana, afterwards.

I hope Alexis has  great birthday (even though she has to work at her day camp job) and that all of you have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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