Friend or Fiend with the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume, illustrated by James Stevenson
The Pain (Jake) and the Great One (Abigail) are back in their fourth book of adventures. Through several short stories, we learn about Jake and how one little letter can make a word totally different, a fun snow day, an interesting day with family in New York, and the story of how Fluzzy the cat came to live with them.
What I Thought: I love this series of books, and every kid that I have handed it to has liked it as well. (As far as I know anyway.)
I love how each chapter can be its own self-contained story while the playing an integral role in the book as a whole. Readers will find tidbits of the story placed in subsequent chapters that tie everything together nicely.
This is a great read-aloud for young elementary aged kids, as well as a fantastic read aloud for families.
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