Poppy's Best Paper

Poppy's Best Paper

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Poppy J. Thistleberry decides she wants to be a writer, but she is struggling to come up with material for her class writing assignments--and annoyed that her best friend Lavender keeps getting picked to read her paper.
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781580896146
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ; ,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bonnet, Rosalinde - Illustrator

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Aug 13, 2015

SUMMARY: Poppy has decided she wants to be a writer when she grows up. Her teacher assigns a writing assignment. Poppy thinks her paper will be chosen as the best because she is a writer. But her friend is chosen instead. Another paper is assigned. But Poppy is easily distracted and does not write as much as she could. She is again not chosen. Now she is angry and grumpy. After being sent to her room for her grumpy behavior, she gets an idea for her next paper. Instead of allowing herself to be distracted, she writes until she is finished. Finally, Poppy has written her best paper ever.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created in mixed media. They are adorable, colorful, lighthearted, have interesting details and a touch of whimsy.

REVIEW: I very much enjoyed this story. Things did not come easily for Poppy. She discovered that she had to work hard for her success. Just calling herself a writer did not make the work happen. Then she turned a temper tantrum of frustration into something productive. If I were there in person, I would say, "You go girl!" This book has lovely characters, a perfect message, and a high interest factor that kids will love. I would love to see Poppy turned into a series.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Grades 1-3

NOTE: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are always 100% honest based on preset criteria.

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