The Great Snowball Escapade
Wilhemena Brooks' cousin, Bud Dunphry come to live with her family. Wil, as she likes to be called, finds her pink pencil sharpener is missing after Christmas. Wil knows Bud has it! Who else would have taken it? Bud doesn't like girls! In fact, Bud doesn't like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him but he pulls her friend's hair, takes over games, and when Bud is in trouble he making his "you're going to get it" face at her. After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting. When her pencil sharpener is found, right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. If Wil treats Bud nicely does that change anything for her?
REVIEWER Fran Lewis says~"...This is definitely a FIVE SNOWMAN BOOK! Let’s hope the author brings Wil and Bud and her friends back in another novel.This book should be in every school library, guidance counselor’s office, public library, police youth groups, public libraries and
of course my own..."
Written by Author and Illustrator Carolyn Watson-Dubisch"...this book the Great Snowball Escapade struck a chord..." AND "...Life is full of changes and so often they are challenging ones. This is the story of Wilhemena Brooks, a little girl who's life has hit a bit of a rough patch and her
cousin, Bud Dunphry, who's in more of a tailspin. Together they discover that their new life together can be okay, maybe even good. It's a simply told story with realistic overtones and is the book to buy for any kid going through a difficult life change. The illustrations are gritty but charming and it's a truly engaging novel..."http://escapingnewyorktoagreenerlife.blogspot
From author Terri Forehand: “…This book is a story which includes characters who face a bully, make judgments without facts, and learn to get along together…” AND “…The characters are likeable and the theme is a common one among peers- learning to trust, get along, and compromise. Young readers will enjoy the story and leave with the satisfaction that all is not what it seems. I give the story a thumbs up…”http://terri-forehand.blogspot.com/2010/12/meet-jd-holiday-and-learn-about-her.html