Odd, Weird & Little

Odd, Weird & Little

eBook - 2014
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The new kid-Toulouse-is weird. He's super short, dresses in a suit, and has huge eyes. But Woodrow isn't Mr. Popularity either; he's been the target of the class bully. Maybe they both just need a friend.
Publisher: [United States] : Lerner Publishing Group : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781512403848
Branch Call Number: Hoopla eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Odd, weird and little


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Oct 03, 2016

great felt bad for one of them im not a spoiler you chums . altogher i loved it you stped chums.

JCLChrisK Mar 26, 2015

It might be tempting to dismiss this book as odd, weird, and little--because it is--but doing so would mean missing its substance and elegance. This is a book that revels in the magic of its oddness, embodying its appreciation of its characters' weirdness. Like them, it defies easy categorization due to its eclectic nature: It's a little bit of a character story, kind of a mystery, a touch magical allegory, characterized by realistic interpersonal dynamics and classroom setting, and a non-pedantic/-condescending/-preachy take on bullying. Young readers will find it relevant, relatable, respectful, validating, approachable, and entertaining.

At 149 pages with large text, this book is accessible to readers as young as 8 years old. This an ingenious book with Jennings' clever use of the letters "OWL" and his uniquely cool approach to bullying using a character as odd as Toulouse. Both Toulouse and Woodrow are unlikely yet likeable characters. Ages 8-10.


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