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The Crazy Friend
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Ginger Green, Playdate Queen

The Crazy Friend

by Kim Kane
Illustrated by Jon Davis

Ginger likes to play with Maisy, but when Maisy's bad behavior makes a fun playdate turn bad, what can Ginger do to fix things?

PublisherPicture Window Books
BrandGinger Green, Playdate Queen
Age Level6-8 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Trim Size5 x 7 3/4
Page Count64
* Available on 4/1/2018



Booklist Online - Kay Weisman

"...features simple text, large typeface, and plot details that will feel familiar to beginning readers. Davis’ black line drawings depict all the characters as anthropomorphized foxes. Drawings appear on every page, helping to break up longer blocks of text; speech balloons and textual noises (DDDDIIIINNNGG!) further integrate text and art. A humorous look at a perennial playdate problem." - Booklist Online

February 27, 2018

Kirkus Reviews

"Adding a dash of drama and danger to the social dilemma of playing hostess the series explores, this chapter book navigates the complex maze of developing friendships and the negotiation of compatibility. Uncluttered, grayscale illustrations provide cues without becoming distracting for new readers." - Kirkus Reviews

February 15, 2018

Kim Kane

Kim Kane

Kim Kane is an award-winning author who writes for children and teens in Australia and overseas. Kim’s books include the CBCA short-listed picture book Family Forest and her middle-grade novel Pip: the Story of Olive. Kim lives with her family in Melbourne and writes whenever and wherever she can.

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