Melia and Jo
This story of two girls working together in the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math departments is a no-brainer good book. Reading it to my four-year-old daughter, I could tell that she related more with Jo because of her dancing, dressing up, and being more girly; I could also tell that she found each of Melia’s inventions interesting. She found it funny when Jo got stuck up in a tree after jumping too high, but then Melia had just the right invention to rescue her. The two girls worked really well together and showed how people can have different mindsets and view the same things from different angles, but it should never hinder you from working together, especially when you can combine your strengths and find a new purpose for something. I feel that because the author made Jo a different skin tone than Melia, it also showed how we can be very different from each other but still get along. The story proves that females can be just as good as males in various fields. The craft included on the back page is also a fun inclusion.
|Author||Billy Aronson • Jennifer Oxley, Illustrator|
|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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