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The Someone New

Jitterbug the chipmunk likes it when things stay the same. So when one day Pudding the snail comes into her woods, Jitterbug worries that everything will be different. What if Pudding spoils everything? What if there's no more room for Jitterbug? She's so worried that, without thinking, she orders Pudding to go back. With the help of her friends, can Jitterbug welcome the newcomer and learn that kindness is stronger than fear?

This fresh and timely story about how it feels when someone new comes knocking at your door provides an excellent starting point for discussions about how welcoming new neighbors leads to unexpected friendships.

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"Nervous that there won’t be enough acorns for everyone, Jitterbug turns Pudding away, only to learn that 'kindness is stronger than fear.' Keller’s artwork is playful and expressive (Pudding wears a duffel backpack), and each animal has a distinctive personality. Though Twiss’s messaging is pretty on the nose — 'I was wrong! Please please please come live with us! I was scared because you are New,' Jitterbug says — it’s no less important for child readers (and perhaps some adults) to embrace." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Jill Twiss
Illustrator EG Keller
ISBN 0062933744
Publication Date Jun 4, 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English