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Aldo Applesauce (Sossi Family)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  8 reviews
For a shy 4th-grader like Aldo Sossi, making friends is very difficult in this story about the trauma of moving by an author who understands children.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Puffin (first published 1979)
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Mustafa Bilal
A common story.
Laura Verret
Aldo Sossi likes his family’s new home in the country. But moving there means that he and his two sisters must attend a new school. Aldo is nervous. He likes people, but he knows no one at this school. What will they be like? Will they befriend him?

Truth is, they seem more interested in teasing him than in becoming friends with him. They call him “Applesauce Aldo” after an accident in which Aldo clumsily spills his container of applesauce on the floor. With the tauting chant “Applesauce Aldo!” r
Aldo is the new boy at school and on his very first day he gets the nickname Applesuace, all because he brought applesauce for lunch. Why did his mom have to pack applesauce? Luckily Aldo does make a friend his first day, Dede. Unfortunately, Dede is the reason he got the nickname Applesauce because she spilled his applesauce at lunch. But Aldo like Dede and is determined to get to know her better and to find out why she sometimes wears a fake mustache.

This book is about perseverance and friends
Aldo is like SUCH an animal lover and vegetarian that it's funny
Aldo Sossi experiences the usual new-kid blues after his family moves to the suburbs of New Jersey. He loves his new house and the yard filled with birds and squirrels, but school is a different story. His only friend is an odd girl called DeDe, who wears a giant black moustache. Will he ever fit in, or live down his embarrassing nickname? A very appealing story for fourth grade readers.
From "Books I have read this summer" list that I found at home in NJ.
Ashlyn Winegar
It was funny because the girl in the book wears a mustache.
Weird, but good.
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Johanna Hurwitz is the author of more than 60 children's books. These include RUSSELL SPROUTS, BASEBALL FEVER, PEEWEE'S TALE, SQUIRREL WORLD, MIGHTY MONTY and THE HOT & COLD SUMMER. In addition, she has written several biographies for young readers including ones about Anne Frank and Helen Keller. Her books have won many children's choice awards from states where readers vote for their favori ...more
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