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Albie Newton By Josh Funk and Illustrated by Ester Garay
Meet Albie Newton: child genius. He’s a whiz at inventing things. But is he inventive enough to figure out how to make friends?Goodreads
When precocious inventor Albie Newton enters a new preschool, he concocts the perfect plan for making friends. Unfortunately, it involves stealing the hamster’s wheel, snatching the wings off of Dave’s toy airplane, and generally making a giant mess. Now everyone’s angry at Albie! Will his new invention delight the other kids enough to make everything right—and finally win their friendship?
My Thoughts While Reading
- Humor with great lessons
- “Could it be that Albie Newton had no bad intentions?”
- The value of understanding each other before making a judgment.
- Writing or Discussion Prompt: Have you ever worked hard on something or tried to be nice and others didn’t understand what you were doing?
- Could also be used to discuss new students and acceptance.
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