Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Freckle Juice

Nicky has freckles -- they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Once, sitting behind him in class, Andrew counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.

This is a fun and quick book. You can tell it's an older boy (Andrew's allowance is 10 cents a week - and the mom plays cards in the middle of the afternoon with her neighbor.....who does that anymore?!) But some things don't change over time - things like the kid in the class whose good at manipulating other kids to get what she wants, and the interest kids without freckles have in freckes (and how kids that have them hate them!) There's a good moral to this book too - to just be happy with who you are.

Peirce is really loving reading chapter books together lately. I love that!! Jill has even started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together with him. :0)

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