Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

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Violet is back with a little bit of helpfulness and a whole lot of heart in this third book of the effervescent Violet Mackerel series.

Violet is the smallest in her family, and has a special affinity for Small Things everywhere. So when she finds a tiny ladybug in the garden, she expects she knows how it feels. It probably has to go to bed before all the others, and whenever it finds out something interesting (like that your ears keep growing all your life even when you are old), the bigger ladybugs probably say they already knew.

Violet wants to help the ladybug, so she names her Small Gloria, puts her in a jar, and feeds her cheese toast. And then Violet wakes up to a horrible surprise. But thankfully, even as Violet learns a hard lesson about natural habitats, she realizes how nice it is to share her own habitat with a big sister.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013
ISBN: 9781442435957
9781442435940
Branch Call Number: J FF BRA
Characteristics: 100 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Elanna

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JCLMegB Jul 21, 2018

A breath of fresh air in the realm of chapter books that highlight sibling relationships. This Violet Mackerel adventure focuses on Violet and her sister, Nicola, stress over the death of a ladybug, and frustration over a science project. I love the way the author touches on how Violet is affected by her brother and sister's recent personality changes. A refreshing, realistic, relatable, and delightfully kind story of siblings supporting one another through their individual challenges. It starts off a tiny bit slow, but definitely makes up for it with valuable content.

The Violet Mackerel books are fantastic beginning chapter books or read-alouds for any age.

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