The best kid in the world A SugarLoaf book

Peter H. Reynolds, 1961-

Book - 2006

Jealous of her older brother's "Best Kid in the World" medal, SugarLoaf tries to figure out how to get one for herself.

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Picture books
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2006.
Main Author
Peter H. Reynolds, 1961- (-)
1st ed
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Envious of her brother's medal, SugarLoaf, first introduced in My Very Big Little World, angles to get one of her own in The Best Kid in the World by Peter H. Reynolds. Though her efforts go horribly awry, she is nonetheless rewarded. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This companion to Reynolds's My Very Big Little World (S & S, 2006) deals with sibling rivalry. The appealing main character, a golden, teddy-bearlike child, is delighted to be celebrating her older brother's birthday with her family. However, when Gramma arrives with Spoke's "Remembering Box," which is filled with special items that he has saved each year, SugarLoaf is jealous, especially of the sparkly "Best Kid in the World" award, given to him before she was born for being especially helpful. She resolves to prove that she deserves recognition just as much as her brother. The next day, she performs a number of good deeds around the house, all of which go awry. Discouraged, she tucks herself into bed, believing that she has ruined her chances to win the coveted ribbon. Much to her delight, her family presents her with the dazzling prize after all, explaining that the effort and heart she put into her well-intentioned mishaps is what counts. The story is written in clear, simple sentences, and the breezy watercolor illustrations depict the child's undertakings with humor and charm. Cozy clothing and furnishings, a contented pet cat, and the characters' expressive faces reflect a happy home's warm and loving atmosphere. Children will identify with SugarLoaf and her desire to be The Best Kid in the World.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

In SugarLoaf's second outing, the charming tot learns that it is not always what you do that counts, but the thought behind it. SugarLoaf is enjoying celebrating her older brother Spoke's birthday. That is, until Gramma totes out the Remembering Box, filled with Spoke's most special things: a stick, a book he wrote, his first lost tooth and his Best Kid in the World Award. It's this last that rankles. Inspired to do good deeds after learning that it was his helpfulness that won him the award, SugarLoaf has good ideas, but fails in each execution, leaving a string of disasters as she goes. In spite of it all, Spoke and the family hand off the sparkly award for her efforts. Reynolds's watercolor characters are delightfully expressive, especially SugarLoaf deep in thought, tongue poking out of the corner of her mouth. This warm, family-centered story is sure to keep sibling rivalry at bay, even if only for a short time. A sweet new chapter in the life of SugarLoaf. (Picture book. 3-7) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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