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Clara and the Bossy

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"Ruth Ohi's new tale of a little guinea pig and her bossy friend."

Clara the guinea pig loves purple, triangles, and tuna. She also loves making new friends, and that's why she's thrilled when a classmate says to her, "Let's be best friends!" Madison is bold and glamorous and soon bossy the girls are inseparable. Madison even lets Clara clean up all her toys after they play
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 4th 2006 by Annick Press
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Salina King
Dec 09, 2014 Salina King added it
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Clara and the Bossy is a story about a little girl named Clara who loves her dresses, triangles and tune sandwiches. When Madison decided that Clara would be her best friend Clara could not be more excited. However through a number of events Clara starts to change for Madison until she realizes that she doesn’t want to change who she is to keep a friendship. What I loved about this story is how much not only Clara grows from the beginning to the end but also how much Madison grows as well. I per ...more
Nov 15, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
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I read this to my boys (ages 4 & 8) because the older one tends to be very bossy to the younger one and I thought this would give him an idea of what it feels like to be the little one. I don't think I accomplished that but the story was fun to read anyway.
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Clara's new friend Madison has no problem sharing her opinions, without regard to the feelings of those around her.
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Ruth is the illustrator of over 50 books, including 15 of which she also wrote. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Her books have been selected for the Pennsylvania Centre for the Book's “Baker’s Dozen”, the Canadian Toy Testing Council's "Great Books", the Ontario Library Association's "Best Bets", and the Toronto Public Library's "First & Best". They have been shortli
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