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The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

by Justin Roberts

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Sally is the smallest girl in the first grade and no one notices her, but she notices all the the mean things that people are doing to each other. One day Sally speaks out
and shares with everyone the things that she has seen. By doing this Sally gets everyone's attention and makes them aware of what is going on around them and that they also need to take a stand for others to be nice to each other.
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  jorr37 | Aug 1, 2017 |
This book became one of my favorites that I read so far. It is simple and easy to follow and has an important message behind it. It is about a little girl named Sally McCabe, who is the smallest girl in the smallest grade. While no now notices her, she notices so much. She notices the kites stuck in trees and the flowers getting bulldozed. She sees when other kids are being bullied or pushed around. She sees when parents or students are being unkind and selfish. She takes her time and watches the world around her, and how peoples actions effect others. One day she gets tired of seeing so many negative things and takes a stand in the lunch room, declaring she is sick of seeing people ignore others and treating each other unkindly. While some people laughed, eventually everyone stood with her and agreed. After this the book talks about how after that day things went back to normal, small Sally McCabe still went unnoticed. She however saw the change. She saw people open doors for teachers and classes. She saw kind words being spoken. Sally McCabe notices things that others don't and she noticed the difference just one small girl can make. This book could be a great introduction into kindness and how even one small person can make a difference. ( )
  RikkiHamilton | May 1, 2017 |
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade is one of those books that have a far deeper meaning than what a child may understand. It talks about a little girl names Sally McCabe and she is the smallest girl in what i assume is a kindergarten class. She is the kid that no one notices, but she's also the kid that notices everything. By her being so looked over, she can get a better look at all the things going on around her. Overtime someone gets bullied or another student bullies someone, they think they have gotten away with is, but Sally still sees it all. Eventually, she gets tired of seeing the way people are being treated and voices her opinion about it. Unfortunately, some of the immediate responses are to laugh at her, but the students all eventually come around and begin to be nice to each other. I feel like the overall theme of the book is to be careful what you do and what you say because someone is always watching. ( )
  CharleneMartin | Feb 21, 2017 |
a group of child and school are having horrible things happen: people being mean, not taking care of other parts of the school. finally one little girl, sally, decides that this is not okay. she and the rest of the students work hard to take care of their friends and school
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  TUCC | Jan 17, 2017 |
I really enjoyed this book for its wonderful extra textual features and apparent theme, so I would rate it five stars. The book rhymed so it was really easy to stay engaged. For example “When Billy paused briefly to open the door for Mrs. O’Connell and seventeen more.” There were vivid illustrations from the characters point of view, she’s super tiny so everything is drawn massive and tall compared to her. There are also clear explanations as to how small she actually is. The “smallest girl in the smallest grade” is extremely petite so no one notices her, yet she notices everything, especially bullying of her peers. She’s tired of witnessing so much negativity so she speaks up in attempt to put an end to the bullying. Her fellow students decide she’s right and begin to be nice to one another from now on. The theme of the book is the smallest people can make the biggest impact, and I think that’s very important for children to know. This little girl did what she thought was right and good came out of it. “And now the world can transform and a change could be made by the smallest girl in the smallest grade.” ( )
  charlotteduncan | Sep 9, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399257438, Hardcover)

Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe.
She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade.
But Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor’s ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference.

Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts, together with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, will have readers cheering for young Sally McCabe.

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