Amanda's interest in insects is complimented by Maggie's love of reptiles, but when Maggie finds a new companion in fellow reptile-lover Emily, Amanda begins to feel left out of the picture.
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K-Gr 2-Readers first met Amanda and Maggie in Insects Are My Life (Orchard, 1995). The ups and downs of their friendship are the focus of this story. Maggie adores reptiles and she and Amanda share their respective passions by doing the sorts of things good friends do-they change their names, reptile and insect related of course, and enjoy a secret hiding place. Things are perfect until a new girl, Emily Elligator, joins their class. Maggie gravitates to Emily, another reptile aficionado, abandoning her friend. Amanda is left out of their games, and friendship, until she defends them against the accusations of a classmate and "From that day on, they were as together as three bugs in a rug, three crocs on a rock." The story accurately portrays the roller-coaster ride that some friendships take, and the language is filled with delightful metaphors. Johnson's impressionist acrylics depict a multicultural cast of characters and a host of creatures.
Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA
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Book Description Orchard, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0439293065
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