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Absolutely Almost

Written by Lisa Graff
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Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, most athletic, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself. Simultaneous eBook.

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  • “Words that make my dad slam his fist on the table and call my teacher to shout about setting up a parent-teacher conference, and my mom to go out and buy fruit. When Mom comes back with strawberries, her face is always crystal clear. Not an almost-crying face at all.”
  • “Darren Ackelman doesn’t call me ‘retard’ anymore. But I think maybe it’s not words that need to be outlawed.”
  • “I looked up at Dad while he took another bite of his famous Schaffhause grilled cheese. There was a funny thing about Dad, I thought. Because sometimes he didn’t understand me at all. And sometimes, he understood me more than anyone else.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Talk to your child about their strengths and weaknesses. Ask how they relate to Albie in their struggles–do they ever feel discouraged or picked on? Tell your child what you think their strengths are, and remind them that like Albie learns, kindness is one of the best qualities you can have!

  • Absolutely Almost addresses bullying, so talk with your child about what Albie learns to help someone else who is being bullied or what to do if you’re being bullied.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.25 / 7.0

This book has such a powerful message! The babysitter does a fabulous job helping Albie realize his talents and gain confidence in himself. Albie is a refreshing character who you instantly love–not because he’s special or super talented, but because he has learned to love himself and is genuine.

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Who Wrote Absolutely Almost

Lisa Graff
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To Jill. (Absolutely.)

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June 12, 2014
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