Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lizzy and Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Lexile     Not Rated          Pages     32          Ages      4-8
AR Quiz No. 44414 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 1.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Lizzy is afraid of things - the dark, spiders, making mistakes and more. But as long as she had her hand-puppet Skunk with her, Lizzy could overcome her fears. Then one day, Skunk disappears. Lizzy looks high and low for Skunk - under the bed, even though it's dark and scary, in the attic with its spiders. She finally finds him high in a tree. Although she's afraid, she climbs up in the tree and rescues Skunk, climbing down to the applause of a crowd of onlookers.

Lizzy and Skunk is a relatively simple book with few words. However, children can relate to being afraid of the same things Lizzy is and understand it is sometimes easier to face them with a friend by your side. It also shows them that friendships are two-sided and that sometimes you have to be strong for your friend just like your friend is strong for you.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

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