Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen (Author), Greg Swearingen (Illustrations)
Great for children in first through 4th grades, this is the story of 8 year old Quinny, who has moved from New York City to a small town. She misses all of her friends from New York, but soon makes friends with her next door neighbor, an 8 year old boy named Hopper who is much quieter than she is. They spend the summer trying to catch a chicken named Freya who had belonged to the former owner of Quinny's house. The book is silly and reminds me a bit of the Junie B. Jones and Ramona series. Touching on friendship, bullying and kindness, this book is sure to be enjoyed by elementary aged children.