20. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fiction · Tags:

Odd, Weird & Little by Patrick Jennings, 160 pages, read by Angie, on 12/20/2013

Woodrow has always been the weird kid that gets picked on in school. Then Toulouse shows up. He is even weirder than Woodrow. He is tiny, doesn’t speak much English, wears suits and gloves and hats, and is just plain strange. Woodrow and Toulouse become friends and discover they have a lot in common besides being picked on by bullies. Toulouse also has a secret; a secret that explains a lot of the things he does. Together Woodrow and Toulouse are stronger than they are apart and they become good enough friends to stand up to the bullies.

This is a charming little story about being comfortable with who you are and not letting the bullies win. I loved the unique quirks exhibited by Woodrow and Toulouse. While Toulouse’s secret might not make this book very realistic the situations are and the message is a good one for all those kids being bullied.

I received a copy of this book from netgalley.

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