{Eva and the New Owl: Rebecca Elliott}

{Eva and the New Owl: Rebecca Elliott}

{Synopsis} – Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #4, a new owl named Hailey starts in Eva’s class at school. Eva is always happy to meet new people, and she’s excited to make a new friend! But the new owl befriends Lucy instead of her. So Eva gets jealous. Lucy is Eva’s best friend! Will Eva lose her best friend? Or can Eva and Lucy BOTH make a new friend?

{My thoughts} – I enjoyed the nice little lesson in this book. Eva learns that their class is getting a new classmate. She decides to put all her time and energy in trying to win the new classmates friendship. However, in doing so, she starts ignoring her best-friend Lucy.

It turns out that the new classmate and Lucy end up becoming friends and Eva starts to feel left out. However, Eva had caused Lucy to feel left out when she was planning everything for the new classmate.

In the end they all end up becoming friends together, which is even better then Eva could have imagined.

The lesson in this story is that it’s okay to make new friends, but you shouldn’t leave out or forget about the friends that you already have. It’s not nice to make your current friends feel like they are less important because you’ve decided you want to make a new friend.

I really enjoy these books. The illustrations are colorful, the stories are simple and the lessons are easy to understand. I also like that at the end of each book are discussion questions that can be used to help the reader further understand the content within the book.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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