This was a good book. It was easy to read, the story flowed well, and the characters were interesting. Wong did a great job capturing childhood friendship. This story defiantly is centered on friendship and I would use that as a jumping off point for a lesson plan. There were many valuable lessons that can be taken from the book for children; sometimes friends aren’t always as you imagine them, giving other people a chance and sticking up for your friends. I also really enjoyed the illustrations in this book especially the one on page 132 where the lighting has struck but the lightning is in the form of a lizard!
Wong, Janet S. Minn and Jake. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY: Frances Foster Books, 2003