Intro: “Sweety was awkward. Even for a naked mole rat.”
Sweety doesn’t understand what it means to be called Grandma’s little square peg, but she knows that she doesn’t fit in.
She wonders what it might be like to be someone else.
Her favorite times are when Aunt Ruth comes to visit. Aunt Ruth says if you stay true to yourself, you’ll find your people.
So Sweety sets out to find her people, trying new things but she remains true to herself until one day something awesome happens.
This book promotes creative components of individuality and traits of a gifted and talented child.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because I feel any reader can relate to that feeling of not fitting in, and find in Sweety’s character, the resilience to remain true to yourself.
AUTHOR: Andrea Zuill
ILLUSTRATOR: Andrea Zuill
PUBLISHER: Schwartz & Wade, 2019
AGE GROUP: 5-7
TOPIC(S): being yourself, self-esteem, friendship
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: individuality, traits of a gifted and talented child
1) The world would be a boring place if everyone was the same. What three things make you different from others?
2) Try exploring a new hobby.
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