Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Children's - Babies, Age 0-2
1 v. (unpaged)
Make Way For BooksThis is a beautiful celebration of individuality. Giving perfect personification to the idea that different is beautiful, this delightful character invites readers on an unforgettable journey to discover what makes them unique and to embrace it. Skillfully written, the story also allows readers to pause and consider how to treat others who are different and the role the opinions of others should be allowed to play in our lives. Whimsically illustrated, this is a story to read again and again.
Publisher Summary"Leave it to Molly to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents.. . . #Catrow's# pictures fill the pages with wild perspectives, goofy-looking kids, and hilarious details. . . . Leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best person you can be and make the most of your gifts." (Kirkus Reviews)
"What keeps the storytelling fresh is the crisp prose and the heroine's full-spead-ahead determination. . . . Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance." (Publishers Weekly)
"The text is fast and funny, and Molly Lou is a fetching little heroine. Catrow's palette is intense. . . . This will make a comic readaloud." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.
Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.
Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.
But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.