This is an adorable story that will encourage young readers to use their imaginations. I hope it inspires aspiring young artists. I also like the use of a Latina main character.
Recommended by: Nancy E. Neilson, Retired Principal, Baltimore City Schools
144 pages 978-0803741546 Ages 6-9
From Dial Books (publisher):
Bea Garcia is an artist. She draws anywhere and everywhere—but mostly in her own notebook. When Bea’s first and only best friend Yvonne moves to Australia, not even drawing makes Bea feel better. And things only get worse when a loud, rambunctious boy moves in next door. He’s nothing at all like Yvonne! But with a little imagination and a whole lot of doodles, Bea Garcia might just make a new friend. This first book in a brand-new chapter book series is a must-read for doodlers everywhere.
Read alikes: Amelia's Notebook series; Gooney Bird Greene; Judy Moody series