Monday, November 17, 2014

Maddi's Fridge ~ Book Review ~

About the Book:

Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, play in the same park, and go to the same school. But while Sofia’s fridge at home is full, Maddi’s fridge is empty – white empty – with just a small container of milk.

“Why doesn’t your mom go to the store?” Sofia asks.

“We don’t have enough money.”
“But what if you get hungry?”
“We have some bread,” Maddi says.
“Please don’t tell anyone.”
Sofia promises Maddi she won’t tell, but is determined to help her best friend. She sneaks food for Maddi in her bag and discovers that, while fish and eggs are good for kids, they aren’t very good for backpacks. Despite Sofia’s very best efforts, Maddi’s fridge is still empty.
Sofia promised not to tell. Now what can she do?
My Thoughts: 

Maddi's Fridge is a great story that appeals to kids, while at the same time bringing awareness to child hunger.  Kids can easily relate to the story of two friends meeting after school and playing in the park.  Once they get to know the characters, they understand that one child doesn't always get to eat.  My kids felt sympathetic for that character, and wanted to find a solution.  They did feel conflicted about keeping a promise or not, but the book shows them when it's important to keep a secret and when it's not.  I felt great reading this story to my kids, and I loved the message.

About the Author:

Lois Brandt is a children’s fiction writer whose new book Maddi’s Fridge, is the first picture book to address child hunger in the United States. It was inspired by Brandt’s childhood memory of opening her friend’s refrigerator and finding only condiments and a lunch milk carton her friend had saved from school for her little brother. Brandt, who holds an MFA from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.

Age Range: 4-8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3rd
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Flashlight Press (September 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936261294
ISBN-13: 978-1936261291

BUY IT: Find it on Amazon HERE. 10% of profits are donated to help fight childhood hunger.* This Book is part of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide See the full list HERE.

Disclosure: I received the above book for free. All opinions are 100% my own.


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