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.
"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
|Recommended Age||6 - 8|
|Illustrator||Jennifer A. Bell|
|Publication Date||Jan 15, 2012|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Series Name||Stella Batts|