Rated E for Everyone
Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofias fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddis house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddis family doesnt have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi shell keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, shes faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddis empty fridge.
Its rare to find a childrens picture book that features a serious subject that you can really get behind and feel good about. A great story that teaches compassion, empathy, kindness and the power of friendship. The reason this book feels so realistic is because its based on a moment in the authors real life.
If reading this book doesnt inspire you to help others, click on the video link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWXkX9axcWs
Honestly, I dont think kids need much encouragement to share food at snack and lunch time. I always shared my potato chips and strawberries with anyone who asked nicely. Snack time was the best because I would always bring Cheerios and wed try to catch the cereal in our mouth (I got 20 in a row once). The best thing that someone shared was a box of Lucky Charms and everyone just ate the marshmallows bits (this happened about 16 years ago and its still vivid in my mind).
To learn more about the author and how to help others with empty refrigerators, click on the link below: https://www.loisbrandt.com
This weeks Weird but True fact about Cereal
The marshmallows in Lucky Charms cereal are called marbits.