We happened to find this book written by Linda Michelin at the library. I was pleasantly surprised by the lessons taught in this book.
A new boy moves in next door to Zuzu. She notices that he doesn’t smile or come outside to play. Zuzu tries to make several things for the boy before finally giving him a cake. Upon receiving the special cake, the boy smiles back.
This book teaches ways that a child can reach out to other children – even children of a different nationality. I especially like how Zuru didn’t give up and tried several times.
Zuzu has a creative mind. The book shows several items that she made out of paper and cardboard. There are even step by step direction on how to make a few of them.
Friendship and imagination flow throughout this simple book. One that can be read over and over.