Thursday, March 22, 2012

The New Kid by Mavis Jukes

Carson and his Dad and his dog, Genevieve, are moving to a new home in a new town.  That means he also has a new school.  And, being new, he has no friends at all...

Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is a humorous book about a young boy who is fearful about going to a new school and trying to make new friends.  I went from a Catholic grade school into a public high school and never saw any of the students from my class of 22 in the throng of 200 students.  I know how he feels!

Carson has an exceptional father, he quickly makes new friends (and enemies) and he even gets to bring the pet rat home for the weekend (his Dad is not excited about that).

If your child is changing schools, this would be a good book for them to read and see that while it is scary, it's not a bad thing.  This story has lots of humor, so it's a fun read even if you aren't changing schools.  Why not pick up a copy and share it as a read-out-loud book?  Then you can laugh together.

Happy reading. 

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