|Smallest girl in the smallest grade|
Author: Roberts, Justin
Sally McCabe is a very little girl, and nobody notices her, although she notices everything that goes on around her--but when she speaks out about the unkindness she sees, people start to pay attention.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 170862
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/15/2014 This effective rhyming book by kiddie–rock star Roberts takes on the subjects of bullying, teasing, and excluding others. The action centers upon a school, where plenty of kids commit big and little cruelties, like shoving someone off the slide or laughing at an obese child. But one girl sees it all: tiny little Sally McCabe. Though ignored by all, Sally has the gift of paying “super extra special attention,” from the 27 keys on the janitor’s ring to more serious matters like one kid being tripped by another. Finally, Sally steps out of the lunchroom line and makes a scene: “She said, ‘I’m tired of seeing this terrible stuff. / Stop hurting each other! This is enough!” A kindness revolution of sorts follows, allowing Roberts to make the point that one small voice can bring big results. Robinson’s childlike colored-pencil art creates round-headed characters that look perfectly innocent—which is why their misbehavior feels all the more startling. This is a serious topic given serious treatment, and it should be ideal for initiating discussions. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.