Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Emerson is Mighty Girl

Emerson is Mighty Girl. (American Girl: WellieWishers) Meredith Rusu. 2018. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Ashlyn is Glitter Girl. She has a super sparkle wand. Camille is Agent Eagle Eyes. She has super vision. And Willa is Captain Quick. She has super speed. They are all looking for the Wicked Wellie of the West. Where, oh where, can she be?

Premise/plot: Do the WellieWishers always get along?! NO. A day of fun turns into a DISASTER when Emerson's "MIGHTY GIRL" role goes out of control. MIGHTY GIRL doesn't know when enough is enough. MIGHTY GIRL doesn't listen to her friends. MIGHTY GIRL is bossy and likes things her own way. Will Emerson stop being Mighty Girl and just be herself again?

My thoughts: I think this early reader deals with a very relevant topic. When kids play together--in this case it's girls playing together--it can get a bit out of control quickly. Kids don't always play well--play nicely--together. Sometimes there's a kid--like Emerson--who is bossy and takes over everything. Sometimes there's a kid--like Emerson--who stops listening and caring about how they feel. 

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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