Chapter Book for Kids Long on Humor and Heart

Today I have a chapter book for kids long on humor and heart.  If they are height challenged, love the theater or just want to get to know a quirky and funny young woman, this is the book.

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Title: Shortshort chapter book for kids long on humor and heart

Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan

Target: Grades 4-7

Series: No

What this book is about:

Julia gets stuck in a local theater production of the Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin because both her parents work and Julia and her brother need a summer activity. The fact that she is height challenged only adds to her dismay. However, this summer proves to be a turning point for her as she embraces new challenges and gets a fresh perspective on life. A charismatic director, an older neighbor with a colorful past and an adult with dwarfism allow her to grow substantially, on the inside.

Why I love this book:

  • Julia had me laughing out loud several times. She is funny in that way kids are when they don’t try, but just say the most matter of fact and honest thing that comes into their minds. Her quirky personality is an absolute delight.
  • The supporting characters are so well done. I loved her neighbor Mrs. Chang who surprises Julia by being artistic and creative and not just the little old lady who tends to her flowers.
  • My absolute favorite message in the story is about giving. When you give away something that belongs to you it really only means something if it is hard to part with. That is a gift.

Who this book is for:

If you kids liked Counting by 7s, the author’s last book, this one will be a hit. Also if you have a child who loves the theater or performing this is a slam dunk. Note that it is a character driven story.

Final thoughts:

Short is a delight to read. It is full of humor and heart.

To purchase this book:

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