About the book-Odd Velvet by Mary Whitcomb
Velvet is odd. Instead of dolls that talk and cry, Velvet brings a milkweed pod for show and tell. She wins the class art contest using only an eight-pack of crayons. She likes to collect rocks. Even her name is strange-Velvet! But as the school year unfolds, the things Velvet does and the things that Velvet says slowly begin to make sense. And, in the end, Velvet’s classmates discover that being different is what makes Velvet so much fun.
Amazon page: Mary Whitcomb
What this book teaches-Individuality
My review of the book: I think this is an excellent book to read with my book, Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun. A story that can expose children to someone who is different and has the courage to be who they are is an excellent piece of literature to have on your family’s bookshelf.
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