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New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned celebrity Fran Drescher (star of The Nanny) has written her first children's book!In this delightful picture book, we meet Wendy, a girl who lives in an odd town where everyone has to wear a box. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The baker wears a BAKER box. Even the docNew York Times bestselling author and world-renowned celebrity Fran Drescher (star of The Nanny) has written her first children's book!In this delightful picture book, we meet Wendy, a girl who lives in an odd town where everyone has to wear a box. These boxes are labeled with what each person does. The teacher wears a TEACHER box. The baker wears a BAKER box. Even the doctor wears a DOCTOR box! These boxes are worn for life and Wendy has to choose hers soon. How will she ever decide on just one box? She's interested in so many things! Wendy's moxie makes her break out of her box . . . And she sets the whole town on end when she does!...

Title : Being Wendy
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ISBN : 9780448456881
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Being Wendy Reviews

  • Kayla Edwards
    2019-01-31 09:20

    This is a wonderful story about a girl who did not want to stay in the tiny little box the world tried to place her in. She wants to do it all and leave her options open. I think this is a message kids desperately need to hear these days more than ever.

  • Mary-Vaughan Spruill
    2019-02-13 05:07

    "Being Wendy" is the story of a little girl that lives in a place called Boxville. Everyone is Boxville wears a box; Policeman's boxes say police, teacher's boxes say teacher, etc. Wendy doesn't feel that she can fit into just one category; Wendy doesn't want to wear a box, she has much bigger plans for her life. This book shows the importance of "thinking outside of the box" and that it is okay to be different. "Being Wendy" is a WOW book, because Wendy overcomes fitting into society and does what makes her happy. Grades k-4 would enjoy this story and find it meaningful. Students that may feel stuck in society or "norms" would relate well to this story. "Being Wendy" could also be used as an introduction to careers, dreams, or goals of students.

  • Gretchen
    2019-01-31 05:02

    Ok, so this is definitely a kids book. But one that I felt was written for me right now. I loved this book. It's a very easy read, with really cute illustrations and it uses a very simple idea to express a way deeper point. It proves it's point and makes you think... outside the box. It definitely gave me a message that I've been needing lately.

  • Sarah W
    2019-02-02 07:09

    While reading parts of this book, books like The Giver and the Unwanteds kept coming to mind because the town in this story plugs everyone into their roles. Can you tell a lot of my students are reading science fiction dystopias right now?

  • Heather
    2019-02-16 04:10

    Great book about choices and having freedom to be whatever you want to be.

  • Jessica Pinnick
    2019-02-06 09:14

    Love the story it goes great with the saying " get out of your box"

  • Nicole
    2019-02-18 03:13

    This book is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. In Boxville, everyone must choose a box to wear for life. On these boxes is one word, a word that defines you as a person. A police officer wears a Police box, a clothing store owner wears a Fashonista box, and a wiener dog wears a Dachshund box, but Wendy Starbright is having trouble choosing just one box to identify her as a person. She realizes she is a very unique person and others should be accepting of her. Will Wendy make a decision about what box to wear or will she stand out from the rest of the people in Boxville?An activity with this book could be introducing acrostic poetry. Since Wendy had more than one word that helped identify who she was, students can relate and find words to help express who they are or what they want to be when they grow up.Drescher, F., & Blay, A. (2011). Being Wendy. New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-02-12 08:23

    I usually cast a dubious eye at celebrity-written children's books, but this one pleasantly surprised me. Wendy is a little girl who lives in Boxville, where everyone wears a box with one profession or vocation or, in the case of animals, one species on it. Wendy, however, doesn't feel that she can confine herself to just one thing, because she has so many interests. Gee, sounds like me even now! I immediately related to this girl. How will she solve her dilemma? Being an individual is not always easy, but it is better to be yourself. I like that message, and this book. The bright, colorful illustrations in retro-style artwork by Amy Blay will attract young readers to this appealing story. Recommended, and I hope this actress, whom I admire, will write more for children.

  • Jessica Harrison
    2019-02-11 01:02

    In the town of Boxville all the people fit comfortably into the boxes they wear — everyone that is except Wendy. Instead of a label, all Wendy's box has a question mark. She doesn't want to be labeled and she doesn't want to wear a boring box. The only solution — to take off her box and deal with the consequences. "Being Wendy" celebrates the unique qualities each person has and it opens up a world of possibilities to young readers. Bold, retro-style illustrations and a simple color palate help drive this message home.

  • Carol
    2019-01-23 04:04

    I am not usually a fan of the Celebrity Authored books. However, I kind of liked this one. It is a fun example of individuality and being your own person. Yes as an adult reading it, it might seem too obvious. But I think it is obvious in a fun way. I love the play on words used throughout the book. i especially love the secondary character names. And I can't forget the illustrations - wonderful retro feel, very adorable.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-02-05 07:07

    All the residents of Boxville are happy in their labelled boxes, but Wendy does not think she can choose just one box to define her.Picture books for childrenAmbitionBoxesIdentity (Psychology)Independence Strong girl roleIndividuality

  • Sarah
    2019-01-31 01:58

    Love Fran! Can't wait for this!

  • Erin
    2019-02-01 01:57

    Adorable illustrations, but super transparent message that could've been made slightly more subtle. I must confess, though -- I love me some Fran Drescher.

  • Marcie
    2019-02-05 05:04

    Way too transparent and didactic for me. The illustrations were interesting and maybe for some groups it will illicit some discussion, but it sure didn't appeal to me.

  • Linda Atkinson
    2019-02-12 08:07

    Love the retro illustrations, but text a bit preachy which was most disappointing considering who wrote it. Recommended 3-6yrs.

  • Lupine
    2019-02-04 06:57

    Eh. Ok if you want to beat a kid over the head with the idea of THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX. Illustrations were very cute however, so I gave an extra star for that.

  • Leslie Hite
    2019-02-11 04:18

    Will be great for a first grade career guidance lesson