Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kid Lit: Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 



Published on August 23, 2017.

Goodreads Summary:
Meet Maggie, a first-grader in Ms. Madison's class. Maggie has a big problem. Tomorrow is summer vacation show-and-tell. All of her classmates know exactly what they are going to talk about, but Maggie doesn’t have any idea what she can share. 

She could say she went on safari, or hiked the South Pole, or zoomed into outer space to Mars and the Moon. The truth is, Maggie didn’t travel during the break. The day is nearly over and Maggie hasn’t found anything to bring to school...until she remembers falling in love with something special over the months of summer.

My Thoughts:
Inspired by a true story, this book tells of Maggie, a young girl who isn't sure what to bring in for "Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell" during the first week of school. Her family had to cancel their plans because they found a wounded dog, took him in, and fixed him up. Maggie loves her new pet, but he doesn't immediately come to mind when everyone else is talking about vacations they took over the summer.

This book is sweet. It shows a real life dilemma for a child - should she lie and say she did something wonderful or share the truth. With her mother's help, Maggie remembers what happened with her new dog over the summer, and she thinks of a way to share it with the class.

The end notes of the book include discussion questions, which would be great for getting kids to talk about the book and other related topics.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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