PB Frenzy Review: Albie Newton

PB Frenzy Review: Albie Newton

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? 
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

  • Rhyming
  • 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.

You can view more about the titles I read during the Picture Book Frenzy on this page.

I am a middle school teacher who loves to read. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew and a creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit.

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