Arnold Rudnick has a gift for creating fascinating stories to challenge children toward self-improvement and self esteem. In LITTLE GREEN he introduces a little green frog (beautifully realized by illustrator Marcelo Goreman) who has big dreams to be special.
Publisher Paraphrase, LLC
E.S. Pete: Sixth Grade Sense is about the perils of a paranormal preteen.
Pete knew there would be a lot more homework in Sixth Grade, but he didn't plan on the reading list including the minds of his teachers and classmates. Knowing what they think can be helpful sometimes, but it also gets complicated -- ESPecially when Pete thinks the substitute teacher is planning a big robbery.
Publisher: Paraphrase, LLC
About the Author: ARNOLD RUDNICK has written for many television shows, including THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, STAR TREK: VOYAGER and THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY.
My take on this is you better grab these books while you can. Both books are age appropriate, engage the reader both in the picture book for younger readers and the chapter book for older elementary readers. Both stories serve to entertain and inspire kids to think outside the box and to read for fun. Author Arnold Rudnick knows how to tap into what kids want to learn, what they have questions about, and he does it in these two different books answering questions that he understands kids want to know. Great choices for your library collection or classroom that will also encourages readers in the areas of self esteem and character development. Kudos to this author for his work.