Me, Me, Me

 
Annika Dunklee
Lori Joy Smith
 

When best friends Annie, Lillemor and Lilianne learn their school will be having a talent show, Annie says they should enter as an all-girl singing group. Her friends are all in --- until Annie tries to force everyone to go along with her choice of song, costumes, band name and lead singer. When Lillemor and Liliane tell Annie they've had enough of her “me, me, me” attitude, the band splits up, with Annie intent on performing solo. But it doesn't take long for her to realize it's just not the same without her friends. Can Annie find a way to make things right before it's too late?

Annika Dunklee's trio of multicultural friends will charm and delight young children with their true-to-life relationships and spot-on dialogue, while Lori Joy Smith's irresistible art brings a playful humor to the girls and their enthusiasm. Annie, the lovable, perfectly imperfect girl, will have readers rooting for her as she struggles to find her way to doing the right thing. With its positive, non-preachy approach, this book could easily spark conversations about friendships and dealing with hurt feelings. With select words in French and Swedish included in the story (with translations) as well as other details sprinkled throughout that illustrate the girls' different backgrounds, this makes a terrific title for exploring other cultures in social studies classes. And the intriguing idea of a talent show shines a light on the performing arts and creativity within a school setting.

978-1-77138-660-9 | Sep 5, 2017
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 8 x 11 32 pages
Grades: Pre-K To 2 / Ages: 4 to 7
978-1-77138-959-4 | Sep 5, 2017
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99

Awards & Reviews

“A pleasing morality tale on the importance of friendship and teamwork.”
— Kirkus Reviews, May 2017
“This title will resonate with kids and encourage them to embrace teamwork and inclusiveness in their daily lives.”
— School Library Journal, June 2017

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