Stewie Boom! And Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes And Play-Dates
Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Play-Dates is about a little girl who learns in school that no two people are the same. Her teachers do activities with snowflakes and handprints to show how everyone is different, even though there are some things that are the same. The teachers asked them to play with someone new at recess. Penelope plays with Eric, who is “on the spectrum.” They have a great time playing together. Back at home, Penelope’s mom tells her that Eric is coming over to her house play. The family practices using their inside voices so that they would not bother Eric since he doesn’t like loud noises. The family also practiced listening with their eyes to read body language. They acted practiced being flexible to playing games.
On the day of the playdate, Penelope and Eric had fun flapping their arms while they were walking home. When they got home, they baked. Eric knew how to measure and add. Penelope didn’t know how to do that, but she did know how to pour and stir. They made a good team! When they went out to play on the trampoline, Penelope and her brothers forgot to be quiet. Eric ran away and hid. Penelope’s family looked everywhere. It was a little scary that they couldn’t find him for a minute. They found him wrapped in a blanket on the couch. He didn’t want to talk, so Penelope’s mom let them play video games. Eric was really good at video them. He taught Penelope and her brothers new things about video games.
When Eric’s mom came to pick him up, no one wanted him to leave. Penelope and her brothers started yelling for Eric to stay, and Eric ran straight out the door to his mom’s car. Eric’s mom seemed to be very happy that Eric’s first play date turned out great. Penelope is looking forward to her next playdate with Eric. She is concerned that she and her family will forget to use their quiet voices again. Mom tells her that they will remember next time. I think Penelope and Eric will become good friends
I liked Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Play-Dates because it helps children learn about new things, like playing with someone new. It also teaches children to be respectful of others and that we are all a little bit different. It was good that the family practiced making good choices before Eric came over to their house. Penelope was a good friend to try to understand how to play with Eric so that he had a good time, too. I think we all should try to play with each other like that. Kids will like this book because it is interesting and has a happy ending for everyone.
Nothing But The Truth Publishing
Witten by Christine Bronstein illustrated by Karen L. Young