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Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Molly McBride is back and she is as stubborn as ever about her purple habit. She will wear nothing else! She's managed to keep it on for her sister's Big Day, but now the faith-filled five-year-old has a whole new wardrobe worry:

Join the McBride family and the kindergarten class at Holy Trinity School as Molly and her loyal wolf-pet, Francis, discover that w
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Peanutbutter & Grace Books
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Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful picture book for children starting school! Although Molly is a Catholic child attached to the miniature nun's habit her mother made for her, any child attached to a costume and reluctant to exchange it for a school uniform should relate to this story. I've known kids unwilling to give up a superhero or ballerina costume they practically live in to dress more conventionally for a special occasion or a new phase in life. Molly's final understanding that God loves you for who yo ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My four- and five-year-olds (entering preK4 and kindergarten) loved this book! (As did I.) Lovely illustrations accompany the sweet, sometimes humorous story of Molly McBride as she overcomes her kindergarten apprehension - from meeting new friends to donning that plaid jumper. Chock full of simple lessons, this is a great read aloud. Kids can take away the role of uniforms and the importance of what we wear, the nature of priesthood, and the overriding lesson of God's unconditional love for us. ...more
Corinna Turner
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adorable story about a little girl who wants to be a nun, and her worries about starting school. The addition of the charming wolf-pet adds so much to the story, reinforcing the positive messages. Beautifully illustrated, too!

[I received a free review copy from the author - opinions my own.]
Leslea Wahl
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-fun
This sweet story brought back many memories of my own daughter starting Kindergarten and her feelings about having to wear a plaid jumper every day. I wish this book had been around all those years ago. I love that Molly learns that it doesn't matter what we wear but that what is in our hearts is what truly matters. Such a beautiful message. ...more
Karen Ullo
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read all three "Molly" books at the same time. It's a fun, sweet series filled with virtue and simple lessons about the Catholic faith to inspire young readers. Jean Egolf is equally talented at writing and illustration. Good books for parents/ grandparents to share with their children to spark conversations about vocations, sacraments, attending school, bullies, and more. ...more
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very fun story that will captivate children as they follow Molly to her school orientation. I loved the illustrations and the creative twist with a Catholic Priest who recently returned from his beach vacation. The best part is the message that we are valued and special no matter what we are wearing. Great read for kids!
Joseph Wetterling
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
A very sweet story that would make a great read-aloud, especially, of course, for a child starting school in a new uniform.
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A retired Internal Medicine physician-turned-homeschooling-mom/author/artist, Dr. Egolf is the creator of the Molly McBride books (Gracewatch Media) and a freelance illustrator and writer. She resides in Central Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her handsome hubby, 2 darling daughters, one happily rescued Huskador, and a fluctuating number of frogs, fish, and equines. When she isn't re-learning Algebra or Sta ...more

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