Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Better Than You

Better Than You

Spring 2012 Picture Books
Ages: 5 & Up
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Illustrator: Adam Gustavson
ISBN: 978-1-58246-380-3
Hardcover Price: $15.99

Arrogance and bragging are problems among many children today, and this "I'm better than you" attitude is the subject of Trudy Ludwig's new picture book. In the story, Tyler can't stand Jake because Jake always belittles Tyler. It's only after receiving some advice from his uncle that Tyler begins to see how to deal with Jake's bragging, and understands what might be the cause of it all. Ludwig tackles a character issue here in a way that feels believable and not too preachy. This is a good choice for classroom and home reading.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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