Sign Up Here: A story about friendship

Sign Up Here: A story about friendship

15.95

By Kathryn Cole and Illustrated by Qin Leng

 

There seems to be a club for everyone... everyone except Dee-Dee

It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. It’s not that she doesn’t want to join a club, it’s that no one will let her! Because of her disability, she doesn’t walk fast enough for the walking club and the Strong-Arm Wrestling Club became the All-Boys Strong-Arm Wrestling Club when she beat Joseph easy-peasy in a match. Dee-Dee knows that friends shouldn’t leave you out and that she is a very good friend. So she and her teacher come up with a plan to show what good friends are and how they should treat each other.

Book Four in the new I'm A Great Little Kid series, developed by Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

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About the Author

Kathryn Cole has spent a forty-five-year career in children’s books as an illustrator, art director, editor, designer, and publisher at Scholastic, OUP, Stoddart Kids and Tundra Books. The books she has overseen have won multiple awards, including four Governor General’s Awards. Kathryn volunteered as a support to parents for thirteen years with Boost in their crisis support and court preparation groups. She is co-managing editor at Second Story Press and lives in Toronto.

About the Illustrator

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China and lived in France before moving to Montreal. She always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children's books. She now works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto and is the illustrator of a number of award-winning children's books.


Product Information

  • Release date: April 5, 2016
  • $15.95 Hardcover with Jacket
  • 24 Pages
  • 8.5 x 8.5
  • Picture Book
  • Ages 5-8 / Grades 1-3
  • Lexile: AD670L Fountas & Pinnell: L
  • ISBN: 9781927583906 

Subjects

  • Character Education
    > Empathy
    > Friendship & Family
    > Self-Esteem

Praise for Sign Up Here

"The delicate issues covered in each book [in the I'm a Great Little Kid series] are presented in relatable and useful ways that will allow children to connect and find solutions for troublesome situations that they may encounter. Leng employs great identity and ethnic diversity in the cast of characters through bright, expressive, and simple illustrations perfect for young readers." - School Library Journal

"[Sign Up Here] will encourage kids to find positive solutions to problems and act with kindness." - Booklist

"Sign Up Here is a story that approaches the topics of friendship and inclusivity in a straightforward, easily understood way. Many readers will be able to relate to Dee-Dee's feelings of loneliness and frustration at not being able to participate in her classmate's clubs, and through those shared experiences, readers will be able to discuss and create their own pledges to become better friends themselves." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials