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Maddie and Mabel


Series
Maddie and Mabel

by
Kari Allen
illustrated by
Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Kind World Publishing
Imprint
Kind World Publishing
ISBN
9781638940029
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

Meet Maddie and Mabel, two spunky sisters who navigate their relationship with humor and heart. Maddie is the big sister. Mabel is the little sister. But who is actually in charge? Mabel, who never stops asking questions? Or Maddie, who can be bossy and demanding? Readers will see that being in charge might not be as important as working together. The first book in this early chapter book series introduces two relatable characters who make mistakes as they learn important life lessons. Friendship between siblings can often be a heart-warming work in progress. Through joyful storytelling and story-sharing, Maddie and Mabel exemplify the best of what these young years can offer us: imagination, joy, play, forgiveness, and family. In a way that’s accessible for new readers and enjoyable for anyone who has also made mistakes and made amends with their own sibling, Maddie and Mabel endears, entertains, and delights.

Discussion questions. Writing and drawing prompts. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

80

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2022

Book Genres

Easy Reader

Topics

Sisters. Friendship. Family life. Imagination and play. Emotions and feelings. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-This short chapter book is about two sisters-whose appearance and personality complement each other-and their world of imaginative play. Maddie is the older sister, with long, blond hair that she often wears in pigtails. She is a doer and loves to be in charge. Mabel is the younger sister, with short, brunette curls framing her face. She is a thinker and helper, and she just can't stop asking questions. The book contains five brief chapters. In a world without parents or technology, we watch Maddie and Mabel make their own fun (they build an indoor furniture fort and create costumes from household items) and witness how siblings navigate the shoals of power and friendship. When the inevitable conflict occurs-Mabel refuses to play because Maddie insists on making the final decisions-Maddie must recognize the inestimable value of having an ever-present playmate. These stories capture the small moments in a sibling's life that create the building blocks of a lifelong friendship. Mai-Wyss's illustrations have clean lines and convey a timeless sweetness. The sisters live in a Victorian-styled home, but they wear dresses and high top sneakers. In the end pages, readers are asked to think about their own family stories and how to make a good apology. VERDICT A lovely easy reader about the power of family stories and the bond sisters share.-Sally James

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-This short chapter book is about two sisters-whose appearance and personality complement each other-and their world of imaginative play. Maddie is the older sister, with long, blond hair that she often wears in pigtails. She is a doer and loves to be in charge. Mabel is the younger sister, with short, brunette curls framing her face. She is a thinker and helper, and she just can't stop asking questions. The book contains five brief chapters. In a world without parents or technology, we watch Maddie and Mabel make their own fun (they build an indoor furniture fort and create costumes from household items) and witness how siblings navigate the shoals of power and friendship. When the inevitable conflict occurs-Mabel refuses to play because Maddie insists on making the final decisions-Maddie must recognize the inestimable value of having an ever-present playmate. These stories capture the small moments in a sibling's life that create the building blocks of a lifelong friendship. Mai-Wyss's illustrations have clean lines and convey a timeless sweetness. The sisters live in a Victorian-styled home, but they wear dresses and high top sneakers. In the end pages, readers are asked to think about their own family stories and how to make a good apology. VERDICT A lovely easy reader about the power of family stories and the bond sisters share.-Sally James

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