- Greenwald, Sheila. Bossie flossie ;
New York, New York :
Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House
- Physical Description
- 86 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
- Main Author
- Other Authors
Gr 1–3—Greenwald introduces readers to Flossie, a girl with moxie hoping to conquer the world one business enterprise at a time. Things haven't gone well in the past, but that doesn't deter Flossie. When her teacher announces that the class is going to raise money for gardening supplies, Flossie is ready to lead the way. Unfortunately, owing to previous less than successful experiences, none of her classmates want to put up with her bossiness. Flossie eventually convinces the new boy in class to join her team. Through a series of misadventures, Flossie finally realizes that she needs to listen to others and work together. This chapter book could be useful as a classroom read-aloud for those trying to teach concepts of collaboration and group dynamics. Flossie is a smart protagonist with a lot of gusto. Illustrations in black, white, and green enhance the text, and simple recipes are also included. VERDICT Strong-willed Flossie has the potential to be a character whom kids will want to get to know—especially those with a head for business.—John Scott, Friends School of Baltimore Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
A debut entry in a girl-power chapter book series introduces a young girl whose characteristic bossiness makes it hard for her to find a partner for a class project until she decides to befriend a new kid and share well-intentioned, if haphazard, advice on how he can best fit in. Simultaneous and eBook.Review by Publisher Summary 2
When her teacher announces a fundraiser for a school garden, Flossie recruits Billy, a new student who loves fresh vegetables, for her team but her bossiness causes trouble from the start.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Flossie is bossy'because she has so many great ideas! In this first book in the easy-to-read series, follow Flossie as she learns to have faith in her great ideas'and herself.For fans of Princess Posey and Dory Fantasmagory, this story'with plenty of pictures and a loveable, relatable cast of characters'will be a perfect bridge to take them from picture books to their first chapter books.Everyone tells Flossie that she is bossy'which is true, but she doesn't know why they say it like it's a bad thing. Unfortunately, her reputation makes it hard for her to find a partner for the new class project. But then Flossie gets an idea that makes her tingle and glow from head to toe! She'll partner with the new kid, Billy, teach him how to fit in, and find a way to make her new business work. All it takes is a few great ideas!