Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Freckleface Strawberry

Moore, Julianne. Freckleface Stawberry. Illus. LeUyen Pham. New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.

A charming little girl tries valiantly to get rid of her freckles. She tries to bleach them away. She tries to disguise them with markers. Finally, she goes into hiding. Meeting a baby who thinks freckles are hilarious helps Freckleface Strawberry accept her freckles. In accepting them, she discovers that she does have friends. Her freckles don't make her different.

What I Thought: I keep reading books about unique little girls. Freckleface Strawberry brings to mind Pennypacker's Clementine, Cleary's Ramona, Lindgren's Pippi, and even Montgomery's Anne. Freckleface Strawberry has an endearing quality. As my best friend is a freckled red-head, I can sympathize with this little girl's efforts to rid herself of her freckles.

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