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Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt

Maddi's Fridge (edition 2014)

by Lois Brandt (Author), Vin Vogel (Illustrator)

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Title:Maddi's Fridge
Authors:Lois Brandt (Author)
Other authors:Vin Vogel (Illustrator)
Info:Flashlight Press (2014), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:READ 3373, Current Issues/ Socioeconomics, Friendship, Trust, Hunger

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Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt



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Maddi's Fridge looks at a friendship between two little girls as well as the struggles one of them has. Maddi's family has no food in their fridge, and when Sofia finds out she promises not to tell anyone. Younger children can have trouble understanding economic circumstances, and this book explains it perfectly. WHne reading, one can explain the differences people have and how some people do have more than others, as well as the things people can do to help. ( )
  Mistian | Mar 15, 2019 |
This is a story of two little girls named Maddi and Sofia. One day the girls are playing and decide to go Maddi's house for a snack. When they get there Sofia sees that Maddi only has bread and a little bit of milk in her fridge but Maddi makes her promise not to tell anyone.

This book has a super strong message but is told in a very light way. I love that this book brings attention to the subject. I think it can teach kids to be caring and to look out for their friends. There are some really funny, sweet, and sad moments but this book is amazing.
  Hayleykeyser | Nov 27, 2018 |
This is a powerful story about a girl named Maddie and her friend Sofia. Maddie finds out that Sofia doesn't have any food at home and she is trying to find a way to get Sofia food. This is a good story to read and then teach a lesson about giving. ( )
  edalton | Sep 10, 2018 |
I enjoyed this book because it allows readers to realize and understand how some of their peers may not have the same resources they have even though they go to the same school and live in the same neighborhood. The illustrations help the audience visualize what is happening in each of their families by displaying pictures throughout the book of Maddi and Sofia's friendship. For example, Maddi's friend Sofia discovers Maddi's fridge is empty and realizes that her family does not have enough money to buy food. This book pushes readers to think about how their peers may be going through something they did not know they were struggling with. For example, in the book, Sofia asks Maddi "Why doesn't your mom go to the store?" Maddi replied by saying, "We don't have enough money." Sofia said, "But what if you get hungry?" Maddi replied, "We have some bread." The big idea of this book is to help children be mindful of their peers because you do not know what someone may be going through. Additionally, this book encourages children to acknowledge that they cannot always fix things on their own and adults are there to help with the situation. Furthermore, the book emphasizes that even though Sofia had to break the promise she made with Maddi by telling her mom about how Maddi’s family does not have money for food, they are still best friends. ( )
  tpasch1 | Sep 8, 2018 |
Sofia and Maddi are best friends. One day Sofia finds out that Maddi only has milk and a little bread in her house. Maddi asks Sofia to keep her lack of food a secret and Sophia agrees. Sofia is saddened each night as she sits down to a healthy dinner and thinks of her friend having only bread to eat, and each day Sofia tries to bring Maddi something from home in her backpack, but without refrigeration, the food spoils. Sofia is torn about keeping her promise to Maddi, but is very concerned that her friend's family doesn't have food, so she tells her mom that Maddi doesn't have any food and Sofia's family gathers food from their fridge and pantry to take to Maddi's house. The girls talk about the broken secret and the two families share a meal.
Ages 4-8
Pierce County Library
  Galileogst | Nov 25, 2017 |
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Maddi's fridge is almost empty, while Sophia's fridge is full of food. How can Sophia help her friend Maddi without breaking her promise not to tell anyone?

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