Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FRIENDSHIP WEEK: "Three's a Crowd"

Three's a Crowd
Author: Gwendolyn Hooks
Illustrator: Sylvia Walker
Series: Just for You!
Interest Level:K-2Grade Level
Guided Reading Level:J
Genre:General Fiction
Subject:Changes and New Experiences, Friends and Friendship
Every Saturday Keisha and Val meet in the park. Then one Saturday, Val brings Mya along. Keisha is not happy! What will it take to convince Keisha that three friends can have even more fun that two?


Morgan Mandel said...

Even as adults it's sometimes hard to adjust when good friends bring others into the mix.

Morgan Mandel

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


You are so right. I can remember what a big deal this was when I was a kid.


Anonymous said...

Good little conflict and resolution plot element for a childrens book.

Margot Finke said...

Gwendolyn Hooks book, Three's a Crowd, offers an interesting theme. As a kid, I always found that two could be friends, but adding a third person always caused problems.

It will be interesting to read how this book solves that problem.

Margot Finke
Books for Children
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Gwendolyn Hooks said...

I have two daughters and one son. For some reason, this was never a problem with my son and his friends. But it was a big time problem with the girls. Although the girls in my book are younger, in real life it seemed to be more of a problem in their middle school years. Once they got to high school, they were more secure in who they were and it wasn't an issue.

If you read it, I'd love to hear your comments.

Gwendolyn Hooks