Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are as different as can be-but that doesn't stop them from being the best of friends. After all, they have a lot of important things in common, like having families and liking recess and loving books.Read more...
Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are as different as can be-but that doesn't stop them from being the best of friends. After all, they have a lot of important things in common, like having families and liking recess and loving books. But the rest of the kids don't see it that way. They think that girls and boys are just too different to be friends. So one day, Freckleface decides NOT to play with Windy Pants Patrick. And he decides not to play with her. And nothing really changes . . . or does it? She still eats lunch and plays and reads books-and so does he. So why don't those things feel fun anymore?
Witty, warmhearted, and brought to life with LeUyen Pham's gentle hilarity, Julianne Moore's latest book celebrates the importance of recognizing-and keeping-a true friend.
- ISBN-13: 9781599905518
- ISBN-10: 1599905515
- Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
- Publish Date: September 2011
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-08-15
- Reviewer: Staff
In her third outing, Helen, aka Freckleface Strawberry, hangs out with best friend Patrick, whose unfortunate nickname is “Windy Pants.” They have a lot in common and enjoy many of the same things (street carts, books, and museums), but when their classmates challenge their boy-girl friendship, they pull away from each other. Pham’s illustrations have a compelling modern-retro aesthetic, and the story ends predictably with the misfits rekindling their friendship and understanding that they are different in some ways but “a lot alike too!” Ages 4–8. (Sept.)