Roberta is starting a new school and soon finds a group of kids she seems to fit in with in her classroom. At recess, she has to find another group of kids to play with because the first group doesn’t like to play on the monkey bars like she does. At lunch she has to find yet another group to sit with who have the same kind of lunch she has. Slowly, all of the kids start to realize that they can’t all be alike in every way and that’s the best part…their differences.
This would be a great book for a child who is moving to a new school. It would also be a good book for any child in school to talk about how to make new students feel welcome. Lastly, this might be a good addition to a discussion about bullying since people’s differences can be one of the causes of name calling.