“…and do you know what happened?”
“Her head fell off.”
Broken toys happen. They are a part of childhood, but what is a child to do when it’s their favorite toy? Well fix it of course. This story is about Lucy, a little girl who loves to play outside do crafts and play make believe. Lucy and her lifelong companion Annabelle, a rag doll, have been on many adventures that have left Annabelle very patched up. Regardless of wear Lucy loves Annabelle unconditionally. One day Annabelle loses her head while the two are playing one of their favorite games. This story shares the ups and downs and adventures these two experience together. Determination, frustration, pride, and knowing when to ask for help are all present it this edgy, sometimes dark story about a little girl and her best friend.
This story has the potential to meet multiple audiences, with its deadpan humor, stand out illustrations and the adorable message of friendship and unconditional love. Social-emotional curriculum users will find this story useful beyond the “If You’re Happy and You Know It” mainstream teaching. Both Lucy and Annabelle display a wide range of facial expressions that can spark many conversations about feelings and emotions. Parents will find the message useful and the story entertaining. One reader stated “Children can relate to the story,” while another reader said, “This book inspires children to use their imagination.”
Early Childhood Education is where Author, April Andreola has spent most of her career. She is the recipient of two early childhood scholarships, holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and is a member of the Society of Children’s Authors and Illustrators. Her writing is inspired by the many children’s authors including; Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss and Aaron Reynolds.
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