Bibliographic Information: Al Abdullah, R. (2010). The Sandwich Swap. New York: Hyperion Books.
Brief Annotation: Lily and Salma are best friends, but when they voice their opinions about each other’s lunch, their friendship falls apart.
Genre: Picture Book
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy fiction, or readers who have ever had the experience of meeting someone who is different from themselves.
Rating/Response: 4 The illustrations are very cute, and they add a lot to the story. The plot is interesting, and it teaches a wonderful lesson.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever met someone who is different from you?
Reading Strategy: First Days
Rationale for Strategy: This book would be a great way to begin the year. It is a great introduction to talk about differences and friendship.
Posted by: Emily Busch