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{WeirDo: Anh Do}WeirDo by Anh Do
Series: WeirDo
Published by Scholastic Press on January 29, 2019
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – My parents could have given me any first name at all, like John, Kevin, Shmevin . . . ANYTHING. Instead I’m stuck with the worst name since Mrs Face called her son Bum.

Meet Weir Do. No, that’s not a typo, that’s his name! Weir Do’s the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won’t be easy . . . but it will be funny!

{My thoughts} – Weir Do is a rather interesting character. His mom and dad decided to name him using family names, which resulted in an incredibly strange yet funny name for him.

Weir Do is the new kid in school and he always dreads when he has to stand up and tell someone his name. I am sure if I had a name as silly as his I would feel the same way. However, he also seems to be a bit strange as does his family. In my opinion his name is a perfect fit for him.

He didn’t stay the new kid for long though. And soon everything that was thought to be exciting, strange, unusual about him was soon forgotten while the peers in his class moved onto to the next new student.

I really liked this book. It helps to show children that it’s okay to be themselves. That they can find friends that like them just the way they are, even if most of their peers think they are strange. I think this is a great book to read on the night before any child’s first day of school. It has the potential to help them see that even though they think things might have a bad outcome, that more then likely everything will be alright.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.