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*My Buddy, Slug* by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Also by Jarret J. Krosoczka:

It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril (Lunch Lady #4)

Ollie the Purple Elephant (Read to a Child!: Level 2)

Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta

Punk Farm

Punk Farm on Tour

My Buddy, Slug
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Preschool-Grade 2 40 pages Knopf September 2006 Hardcover    

Everyone has had a buddy like Slug, who talks non-stop, drives you nuts, makes you crazy, and wonít give you a momentís peace - yet you still like having him or her around. Such is the case for one little boy who finds himself wishing his best pal, Slug, would shut the heck up and leave him alone, just for a little while. Be careful what you wish for; Slug realizes he is not wanted and leaves, and soon the little boy begins to miss the pesky creature.

My Buddy, Slug is a hilarious story of friendship and accepting others with their foibles and faults (including being way too talkative) and will resonate with any child who is in the process of dealing with friends at home and at school. Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who also wrote Max For President and Good Night, Monkey Boy, understands that fine line between spending time together and spending TOO MUCH time together. Parents will laugh out loud as they read this book with their children, remembering one or two friends they felt that same way about (and maybe still do)!

Set against bright and bold illustrations, this funny tale of forgiveness and patience is a winner all the way around. We all know a Slug or too, yet we love them anyway!

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