Iggy The Iguanaby Melissa Marie Williams
Iggy the Iguana, inspired by the author's love of a childhood pet, will touch the hearts of all readers. Kids relate well to the animal characters in this book, as Iggy and his new friends go through their school year together and experience many of the same things kids experience in fourth grade, today. Iggy learns how to adapt to the changes in his life and opens… See more details below
Iggy the Iguana, inspired by the author's love of a childhood pet, will touch the hearts of all readers. Kids relate well to the animal characters in this book, as Iggy and his new friends go through their school year together and experience many of the same things kids experience in fourth grade, today. Iggy learns how to adapt to the changes in his life and opens his eyes to realize that change can be pretty good. Each character in this story has a unique and even humorous personality of their own, making, Melissa M. Williams', Iggy the Iguana, a fun book for all types of kids to read.
- LongTale Publishing
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 12 Years
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The hero in this delightful children's story is Iggy, who is a loveable nine year old, and the new kid on the block. It's hard enough that Iggy has to deal with his smart, sassy younger sister, but there are other issues that he must also challenge. As Iggy prepares to enter a public school for the first time in his life, not knowing anyone, he realizes that he needs to make lots of friends. Along with trying to prove himself worthy, he is forced to deal with bullies, and his first childhood crush. Snap Shell, Kit Kat, and Molly all have unique personalities, and are extremely funny. Dragon D tries to act very cool, but does this type of personality fade away, after everyone really gets to know you? Does Iggy have a tough time trying to fit in, and who makes him feel comfortable? How does Iggy feel about Lizbeth? Does Iggy survive the trials and tribulations of his age group on his journey through elementary school? I highly recommend this wonderful children's book that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages. Children will be able to relate to the story, and learn from those lessons through a fun, easy, and humorous read. Melissa M. Williams presents everyday issues, along with simple solutions in an interesting story, with adorable characters. This book will encourage children to be considerate and caring, with a positive attitude. The author includes the true value of family and friendship, which is an essential stepping-stone from childhood to adult. There are serious moments, funny moments, and touching moments. This fun and easy read is recommended for any child who is preparing to enter elementary school, and for children in this age group who are changing schools, after moving to a new location. How does Iggy adapt from an All Lizard School to a public All Animal School? The characters come to life as Iggy and his friends experience their first school year together, issues get resolved, and emotions become heartfelt in this educational, children's adventure. "IGGY THE IGUANA" is as thrilling as Walt Disney's LADY AND THE TRAMP, and as funny as CHICKEN LITTLE.
Iggy the Iguana was recommended to me by a school librarian. Although it is written for 4th and 5th graders, my first grader was able to read most of it and loved the story and the characters. We liked it so much that we used it for my daughter's book club. The other girls LOVED it, too! The story was very entertaining with animals as main characters. It also teaches life lessons through the characters' experiences, like dealing with death, being at a new school, and developing relationships between friends. Plus, it was awesome that it was set in Houston! Not only was it a great story with wonderful characters, but it was a good wholesome book that I would highly recommend to any child, whether they can read it on their own, or their parent reads it to them. We invited the author to our book club meeting, and she was FABULOUS with the girls. She even gave them a sneak preview of her upcoming sequel. They can't wait to read it! This book is a must have! . . . and the stuffed Iggy's are too cute! All the girls had to have one.
Iggy's adventures and misadventures are both entertaining and instructional. Our students can relate to his experiences and really enjoy the characters and the story. They have all known people of the types that Ms. Williams has turned into animal characters and they find the descriptions very amusing. I would highly recommend this book for elementary students as either a read-aloud book or as independent reading. I found it very entertaining and the kids loved it!