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Big red lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

Big red lollipop (edition 2010)

by Rukhsana Khan, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

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Title:Big red lollipop
Authors:Rukhsana Khan
Other authors:Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
Info:New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2010.
Collections:Your library
Tags:easy; prek-3; diversity; siblings; maturing; fairness

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Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan



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This realistic fiction tells the story of Rubina trying to fit into American culture while her mother sticks to their family oriented Arab culture. What will Rubina do when her mother makes her bring her sister to a birthday party? Readers will be able to empathize with Rubina, and students who come from family oriented cultures may identify with her. This book is appropriate for primary students. ( )
  jenniferm14 | Apr 6, 2015 |
A nice story of that highlight some of the challenges facing children who are first generation in a new country. The grandmother has one expectation- that the younger sister goes with the older sister to a birthday party- and the older sister is embarrassed that her grandmother cannot see that this is not what is done. Many lessons to learn. ( )
  herethere | Mar 18, 2015 |
In this realistic fiction book, a young girl named Rubina gets invited to her first birthday party. She comes home, so excited to tell her mother. When she asks if she can go, her little sister, Sana, begs to go with her. So the young girls mother makes her take Sana. After the party, the two girls get gift bags. Sana eats every treat from hers, but Rubina saves hers for the morning. She puts it in the fridge. When she wakes up, she goes to the fridge to find her Lollipop. When she opens it, she sees that someone ate most of the lollipop, and she notices Sana running away. Rubina chases Sana around the house, and eventually Sana hides behind their mother. When the situation is explained, Sana does not get in trouble, which makes Rubina upset. On another day, Sana comes home from school with an invitation to a birthday party. There mother says she can go, but only if she takes her little sister, Maryam. This makes Sana upset. She begs her mother to not make her take her little sister. Instead of being mean and seeking revenge, Rubina tells her mother that she should not have to take their little sister to the party, which made her mother change her mind. When Sana comes back from the party, she brings Rubina a big green lollipop. ( )
  BethWal94 | Mar 16, 2015 |
This realistic fictional book tells the story of a little muslim girl who gets invited to her first birthday party. Her mom makes her take her little sister to the party. She is obnoxious the whole time. The little girl saves the only good thing left for the morning, her lollipop. Her little sister eats it and they get into a huge fight. Later, the little sister gets invited to a birthday party and the youngest wants to go with her. However, the oldest talks the mom out of making the youngest go. The middle child has the time of her life and brings back a green lollipop for her oldest sister. They become friends. ( )
  BayleeWestrick | Mar 9, 2015 |
In my opinion, this is a very good book for teaching about siblings. One reason I think this is a good book is the well developed characters. Rubina, the main character, is the oldest of three sisters. Rubina is sweet, caring and kind and possesses all the qualities a big sister should have. She is responsible and always looking out for her younger siblings. Another reason this is a good book is because of the plot and change of events. Rubina gets invited to a birthday party, but is only aloud to go if she takes her sister Suna. So in big sister fashion, she takes Suna along even though it wasn't a pleasant experience. Later in the story Suna get's invited to a birthday party. Same rules apply, and Suna is only aloud to go if she takes Maryam, the youngest sister. Speaking from experience, Rubina then stands up for her sister Suna, and tells her mother it is not necessary for Maryam to go. Later that night, Suna then thanks Rubina with a familiar gesture from the two parties. A main idea one could take from this story is treat others the way you would like to be treated. Even though Rubina had to bring Suna along once, she felt it was unnecessary to make Suna go through the same unpleasant experience. Being the bigger person, Rubina stood up for Suna treating her the way she would of wanted to be treated. ( )
  acaine1 | Feb 12, 2015 |
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Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can?t convince Ami that you just don?t bring your younger sister to your friend?s party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina?s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What?s a fed-up big sister to do?

Rukhsana Khan?s clever story and Sophie Blackall?s irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:53 -0400)

Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.

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