Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

July 20, 2010 - 8:11 pm No Comments

Our youngest picked this book out at the library this week because it has a lollipop on the front (he is all about lollipops) and it turns out this is a great book! (Today also happens to be National Lollipop Day!) I love this book because it covers cultural differences…Rubina’s family being new to the United States doesn’t quite understand what’s socially acceptable at a birthday party or even what a birthday party really is. It addresses sibling rivalry which anyone with a sibling can relate to…Rubina’s mom makes her take her little sister with her to a classmate’s birthday party and it is a complete disaster and then her little sister has the audacity to eat her goody bag treats!!! Finally, it addresses the love the siblings have for one another, despite the teasing and fussing…when Rubina’s little sister gets invited to her own birthday party, her little sister has a way of making up for the goody bag incident.

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