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Stella Batts Needs A New Name

Meet Stella Batts. She is eight-years old and she loves to write. She loves to write lists; like her favorite things and kids in her class. And she's writing her autobiography ("That means it's all about me"). Stella's favorite color is yellow and she LOVES fudge. As a matter of fact, there is a special fudge counter at her family's candy store because fudge is one of her favorite things to eat!

But Stella has just one problem — her name. A boy from her class keeps calling her "SMELLA" after she trips on their class nature walk ("I don't even want to say what I landed in, it was too gross, so I'm going to leave out that part.") How hard can it be to pick a new name? It's not as easy as it sounds. This charming early chapter book series will get kids giggling and make them eager to write their own autobiographies.

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"When she changes her name her friends follow suit, leading to some unconventional choices like 'Caramel' and 'Scheherazade,' as well as identity confusion and bickering. With a light touch, Sheinmel (All the Things You Are) persuasively conveys elementary school dynamics; readers may recognize some of their own inflated reactions to small mortifications in likeable Stella, while descriptions of unique candy confections are mouth-watering." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 8
Author Courtney Sheinmel
Illustrator Jennifer A. Bell
ISBN 9781585361830
Publication Date Jan 15, 2012
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Series Name Stella Batts
Language English