The Great Snowball ESCAPADE, a chapter book for 6 to 9 year olds.
Wilhemena Brooks' cousin, Bud Dunphry come to live with her family. Wil, as she likes to be called, finds her pink pencil sharpener is missing after Christmas. Wil knows Bud has it! Who else would have taken it? Bud doesn't like girls! In fact, Bud doesn't like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him but he pulls her friend's hair, takes over games, and when Bud is in trouble he making his "you're going to get it" face at her. After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting. When her pencil sharpener is found, right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. If Wil treats Bud nicely does that change anything for her?
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Reviewer Wayne S. Walker from HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW calls The Great Snowball Escapade “a heart-warming story about the importance of understanding the problems of others and treating them as we would like to be treated…” http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview/
From KidsRead, Book reviewer and librarian, Nancy Mossmore“…an entertaining read for emergent readers that includes a lesson about compassion and judging others. Because of that lesson, I would suggest that teachers in first through third grade use this as a read-aloud in class.” AND “…As a librarian, I would add this book to pathfinders about bullying and friendship…”http://kidsreads.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/the-great-snowball-escapade-book-giveaway-interview-with-author-jd-holiday/
From author Terri Forehand: “…This book is a story which includes characters who face a bully, make judgments without facts, and learn to get along together…” AND “…The characters are likeable and the theme is a common one among peers- learning to trust, get along, and compromise. Young readers will enjoy the story and leave with the satisfaction that all is not what it seems. I give the story a thumbs up…”http://terri-forehand.blogspot.com/2010/12/meet-jd-holiday-and-learn-about-her.html