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The Best Kid in the World: A SugarLoaf Book (with audio recording) [NOOK Book]


In this eBook with audio, when SugarLoaf discovers that her parents once bestowed the Best Kid in the World Award on her brother, her first thought is: But . . . but . . . but what about me?

She wants to be the Best Kid in the World, so she decides to be so very helpful that her parents can’t not give the award to her. However, every one of SugarLoaf’s good deeds ends in disaster, and it seems that the award is farther away from her grasp ...
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In this eBook with audio, when SugarLoaf discovers that her parents once bestowed the Best Kid in the World Award on her brother, her first thought is: But . . . but . . . but what about me?

She wants to be the Best Kid in the World, so she decides to be so very helpful that her parents can’t not give the award to her. However, every one of SugarLoaf’s good deeds ends in disaster, and it seems that the award is farther away from her grasp than ever. But what SugarLoaf doesn’t realize is that trying counts for a lot, so she might have a better chance at taking the Best Kid in the World throne than she imagines.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Envious of her brother's medal, SugarLoaf, first introduced in My Very Big Little World, angles to get one of her own in The Best Kid in the World by Peter H. Reynolds. Though her efforts go horribly awry, she is nonetheless rewarded. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
Although SugarLoaf loves birthdays, she is just a little jealous when her brother Spoke has his celebration, especially when Gramma brings in his Remembering Box. The box is filled with things Spoke put in there over the years, things that are important to him. As he takes out object after object, SugarLoaf's jealousy grows. Then, Spoke takes a sparkling medal with ribbons from the box. It is his "Best Kid in the World Award" and SugarLoaf is taken aback. If Spoke is the best kid, what is she? SugarLoaf starts to throw a tantrum but Mom and Dad tell her that they gave Spoke the ribbon before she was born. Nonetheless, SugarLoaf decides to make a list of things to do that will gain her the same award. Her efforts end in disaster after disaster. Poor SugarLoaf goes to bed thinking she will never have an award, but her family recognizes how hard she has tried and reassures her that things really have worked out all right. Best of all, Spoke gives her the shiny "Best Kid in the World Award" and she plans to put it in her own Remembering Box.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This companion to Reynolds's My Very Big Little World (S & S, 2006) deals with sibling rivalry. The appealing main character, a golden, teddy-bearlike child, is delighted to be celebrating her older brother's birthday with her family. However, when Gramma arrives with Spoke's "Remembering Box," which is filled with special items that he has saved each year, SugarLoaf is jealous, especially of the sparkly "Best Kid in the World" award, given to him before she was born for being especially helpful. She resolves to prove that she deserves recognition just as much as her brother. The next day, she performs a number of good deeds around the house, all of which go awry. Discouraged, she tucks herself into bed, believing that she has ruined her chances to win the coveted ribbon. Much to her delight, her family presents her with the dazzling prize after all, explaining that the effort and heart she put into her well-intentioned mishaps is what counts. The story is written in clear, simple sentences, and the breezy watercolor illustrations depict the child's undertakings with humor and charm. Cozy clothing and furnishings, a contented pet cat, and the characters' expressive faces reflect a happy home's warm and loving atmosphere. Children will identify with SugarLoaf and her desire to be The Best Kid in the World.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In SugarLoaf's second outing, the charming tot learns that it is not always what you do that counts, but the thought behind it. SugarLoaf is enjoying celebrating her older brother Spoke's birthday. That is, until Gramma totes out the Remembering Box, filled with Spoke's most special things: a stick, a book he wrote, his first lost tooth and his Best Kid in the World Award. It's this last that rankles. Inspired to do good deeds after learning that it was his helpfulness that won him the award, SugarLoaf has good ideas, but fails in each execution, leaving a string of disasters as she goes. In spite of it all, Spoke and the family hand off the sparkly award for her efforts. Reynolds's watercolor characters are delightfully expressive, especially SugarLoaf deep in thought, tongue poking out of the corner of her mouth. This warm, family-centered story is sure to keep sibling rivalry at bay, even if only for a short time. A sweet new chapter in the life of SugarLoaf. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442477179
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter H. Reynolds is the bestselling author and illustrator of I’m Here, The Dot, and Ish; and illustrator for the New York Times #1 bestseller Someday by Alison McGhee. He is also the illustrator of Going Places, Little Boy, Charlie and Kiwi, and the Judy Moody series. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he is co-owner of the Blue Bunny bookstore. Visit Peter at
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