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A Weekend with Wendell

by Kevin Henkes

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Sophie does not enjoy energetic, assertive Wendell's weekend visit until the very end, when she learns to assert herself and finds out Wendell can be fun to play with after all.
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Wendell spends the weekend with Sophie and her family while his parents are out of town. When Sophie and Wendell play games, Wendell is inconsiderate and makes all of the rules. Sophie asks her parents repeatedly when Wendell will be going home. It's not until Sophie finally stands up for herself that she and Wendell start to have fun playing together. This would be a good book to read in lower elementary classrooms because it speaks to the kinds of problems teachers see on the playground all of the time. It teaches children to stand up for themselves when they feel that they are being treated unfairly by their peers. That being said, I think this book would be a good starting point for classroom discussion about how Sophie stood up to Wendell. Are there better ways she could have communicated that she didn't like the way she was being treated? This book is about conflict, friendship, and standing up for oneself. I think it would be best used for opening up discussion in the classroom. ( )
  lucymaccash | Sep 20, 2020 |
Wendells spends the weekend at Sophie’s house while his parents are away. They play many games and Wendell makes up all the rules. From this book, students can learn how to work with others and taking turns. ( )
  Larmand | Apr 10, 2019 |
I saw this book at my public library and I had to check it out. Kevin Henkes never fails to disappoint, and this book was just as enjoyable as the rest. A Weekend with Wendell is about a mouse named Wendell who spends the weekend at Sophie's house. Wendell was really mean and rude to Sophie. He melted her crayons, he played unfairly, and he was messy! Sophie realized that she wanted to play like Wendell one day, and Wendell realized how he had been treating Sophie. Together, they became friends, and Sophie could not wait to see Wendell again.
This story is essentially about how Wendell received a taste of his own medicine. ( )
  ctran1 | Sep 27, 2018 |
Sophie is forced to share her things with Wendell when he is staying at their house for the weekend. He causes a lot of trouble and is always mean to Sophie. When Sophie decides to stand up for herself, Wendell stops causing as much trouble and eventually they warm up to each other and become friends. (Even though Wendell was really bad) ( )
  S.Hackett | Nov 6, 2017 |
This is a funny book for children to hear read aloud and look at themselves. The illustrations by Kevin Henkes are whimsical as are the words. It is a great example of how characters change over time. The book is laugh out loud comical in the way that Wendell treats his friend Sophie as he spends the weekend at her house and how she gets him back. This would be a great book to discuss with children; how to stick up for yourself, what is appropriate or not appropriate in the story, how to handle people who are assertive. ( )
  Chafkins | Nov 6, 2016 |
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