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Me, too by Annika Dunklee

Title: Me, tooMe Too

Author: Annika Dunklee

Illustrator: Lori Joy Smith

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Published: April 1st, 2015

Rating: 4/5

A superb short story involving three girls. Two – Annie and Lillemor – are best friends and have lots in common. When the third, a new girl from France – Lilianne –  starts at their school Annie is worried that Lillemor will no longer be best friends with her. This story helps children understand that someone else coming doesn’t necessarily mean losing your friend, instead you could add a new friend to your group!

This book has delightful illustrations and will appeal to young readers who will appreciate the humour and, hopefully, develop their understanding that there is, as the blurb for this book states, “always room for new people in their lives”.

Teachers of young pupils may well find this book particularly useful for helping their students understand that being friends with someone new doesn’t mean rejecting your old friends but welcoming others into your group, something some pupils struggle to understand. The humour in the book and the illustrations will help get this message across in a meaningful manner.

Additionally, two of the characters are from other countries – Sweden and France. It is great to see their home languages incorporated into the story (along with translations!). This is a brilliant way to introduce foreign languages and cultures. This book could also be used as part of lesson relating to citizenship, community as well as PSHE.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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