Chocolate Milk, Por Favor!
Celebrating Diversity with Empathy
Written by Maria Dismondy
Johnny is a big fan of school but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe arrives. Gabe doesn’t speak any English, and that doesn’t stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join in the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way?
Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where student differences are celebrated. Read to find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.
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Chocolate milk (Gabe's favorite drink) is a recurring symbol in this heartwarming story about the importance of making friendships and helping others, and the power of kindness when working to overcome the language barrier. Highly recommended!"
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor is a softcover children's picturebook about learning to befriend and work with schoolmates who are learning English as a second language. When Johnny first meets Gabe, the new kid in the class, he's put off because he glimpsed Gabe crying as mother sent him off to school, and because Gabe knows very little English. As the week goes by, Johnny sees Gabe trying new things, learning more, and sharing mastery of a difficult soccer move with other kids, who immediately want Gabe on their soccer team. Gabe eventually teaches the soccer move to Johnny, who finally realizes that learning to say things in another language can be as difficult as mastering a very tricky sports technique! Chocolate milk (Gabe's favorite drink) is a recurring symbol in this heartwarming story about the importance of making friendships and helping others, and the power of kindness when working to overcome the language barrier. Highly recommended!
~Midwest Book Review
I read this book in Thailand at an orphanage. The kids loved it and were very engaged until the end. I love teaching about diversity and often stuggle to find good books. This one was excellent! I highly recommend it.