13th out of 29 books — 4 voters
Sheila Says We're Weird
Sheila comments on her neighbors' energy-saving habits, like using a wood stove in the winter and drying clothes on a clothesline instead of in the dryer, but she likes their home-grown fruits and vegetables and enjoys making popcorn on the wood stove with them.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 9th 2011 by Tillbury House
(first published April 1st 2011)
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We live the rural version of this lifestyle, and the story has been very important to my kids. Yes, the plot line is simple. And when it comes to helping little kids make sense of these differences, I think that is fine. I find the suggestion that there should be more conflict in the plot line rather strange. Having witnessed many of these types of exchanges in our own family as our kids talk with their friends, this plot line is pretty realistic, and most importantly, my kids relished it. My fo...more
Book about a family that conserves energy, recycles, and gardens. This book can be used for Earth Day conservation lesson. Also, a problem solving lesson to show different ways to reach the same point.