My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book Source: Checked out from my library
I’m trying something new. If my family can’t call me by my real name, I’m not going to talk to them.
Sassy Simone Sanford is nine-and-a-half years old. She’s the smallest person in her family and the smallest person in her fourth-grade class. But she has a big personality and plenty of flair. In this first volume in a series aimed squarely at 3rd-5th girls, Sassy introduces herself, her friends, and her family, including professional storyteller Grammy.
When I think of Sharon Draper, I think of books like The Battle of Jericho and Out of My Mind, so this sweet and fluffy series is a nice change of pace. Sassy’s world is a pleasant one – her big issues include her frustrations with having to wear a uniform and the fact that her whole family tends to call her “Little Sister”. The descriptions of her classmates indicate that her school is highly diverse, and everybody seems to get along splendidly. Recommend especially to girls growing out of Junie B. Jones and Clementine.
A little note: I don’t know why GoodReads has this listed as book #2. It’s the first book in the series.