Wednesday, September 5, 2012

TLC Book Tours Presents: Millie Fierce by Jane Manning

If Fancy Nancy got angry. Really, really angry.

Millie is quiet. Millie is sweet. Millie is mild. But the kids at school don't listen to her. And she never gets a piece of birthday cake with a flower on it. And some girls from her class walk right on top of her chalk drawing and smudge it. And they don't even say they're sorry!

So that's when Millie decides she wants to be fierce! She frizzes out her hair, sharpens her nails and runs around like a wild thing. But she soon realizes that being fierce isn't the best way to get noticed either, especially when it makes you turn mean. So Millie decides to be nice--but to keep a little of that fierce backbone hidden inside her. In case she ever needs it again.

With bright art and an adorable character, it's easy to empathize with Millie. Because everyone has a bad day, once in a while.

About The Author
Jane Manning is the illustrator of many books, including Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell as well as the New York Times bestselling I Can Read Chapter Book The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low and the I Can Read Books Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

My Review:

First I loved the graphics ....most of the colors are vibrant and draw the children's eyes in. My little 5 year old seemed to really enjoy this book. He sat and was so attentive, and watched the pictures. When we finished he said he didn't like Millie. She was mean. He got the point! Found it was a good teaching lesson on Bullying, sharing, and kindness.
When I asked him if he liked the book, he replied "yes". Did he want it read to him again? "Yes, yes, yes!"


1 comment:

  1. Kids have a really good sense of what's fair/unfair and who's nice/mean, but it's nice when books like this come with a lesson, such as about bullying. So important these days!

    Thanks for being on the tour!


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