No Help Wanted!
Author/Illustrator: Ruth Ohi /Scholastic Canada
Sometimes it's our mistakes that teach us the most.
Posy always has a plan, and she is determined to see her plans through. But when she eagerly takes charge of the new classroom pet, things don’t go according to plan. Bluey the beta fish suffers under all the special attention, and he starts looking worse and worse. Posy fears everyone will blame her.
In this lovely school-based story, author and illustrator Ruth Ohi gives us a recognizable character — a high-achieving child, who needs a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help — and the lesson that cooperation wins the day!
Available in French: Pas besoin d’aide!
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CanLit for LittleCanadians:
“Though her text is faultless, precise and communicative, it's still Ruth Ohi's illustrations that will draw children into the story. They will see themselves among the many children of different skin tones and hair types, of different abilities and personalities. One boy is in a wheelchair, a girl wears glasses, and some are shyer relative to Posy's exuberance…”