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MADDY AND THE MAGIC PENNY

Author: Celeste Scheinberg

Illustrator: Angela Zhu

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Publisher: Conmad Books,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Maddy had a bad day at school. The next morning, she found a penny and made a wish: her mom would come to school ... but be just her size. Maddy thought she dreamed her wish, until she saw a penny on her dresser. Was it a dream, or did her dream come true? This is a picture-book version of a child's fantasy about having a parent that is 'just like them' for a day.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 6

Age of Child: Read with 5½-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: "That's cool" was the first reaction to the book. The idea intrigued our preschooler, and for the next few days we had requests for Mom to stay and play at school.

Adult Reader Reaction: The story clearly resonated with our child. It is a sweet story, with simple illustrations that leave room for a child to put their own 'faces' on the actions.

Pros: Every preschooler or kindergartner will be able to relate to Maddy.

Cons: The book is "girly" enough that it might not resonate with boys as well.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a good book to have available for preschool and/or kindergarten, but it's value won't go much further than that.

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Educational Themes: The story offers parents and children to talk about feelings, dreams and wishes, and solving problems. You'll need to go beyond the story to offer encouragement, but the empathy jumps from the page.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, emotions, school

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2007

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