Arnie and the New Kid

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
21 Reviews
"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome".--Booklist. Full color.

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User Review  - Valenza Whitaker - Goodreads

I like this book. It shows that just because you are different doesn't mean other people should treat or be ugly towards you. But at the end of this book Arnie became friends with the boy who was picking on him. Read full review

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I loved this book because it gives children a look in the topic of bullying and making fun of others for their disabilities. Arnie teased Phillip (the new kid) for being in a wheelchair, but later ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking. Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them. In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award. Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

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