Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Penelope Perfect by Shannon Anderson


“I'd never been late for anything. I just knew this would be a bad day.” When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine gets thrown for a loop. From wearing mismatched socks to receiving her first-ever “B,” will “Penelope Perfect” survive this imperfect day?

This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don't go according to plan.

REVIEW BY: Angelina, age 8 years, 10 months


This book was about a girl named Penelope that has a routine for every thing every single day. She loves her routine. She goes to bed at 8:00 p.m. but she can never fall asleep. There was a storm one night and the storm made the power go out so her alarm clock did not work. Penelope slept in until 8:00 a.m. and her routine was ruined for the day! 

Penelope went to school and was so sad that her routine was messed up, but then at recess she decided she wanted to be a normal kid and have no more routines. 

My favorite part is learning about Penelope's routine. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6-8.