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Sweety

by Zuill, Andrea,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 19 copies
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Summary
An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!

From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.

Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat. She has protruding front teeth, thick glasses, and some very unusual hobbies, including interpretive dance and fungus identification. She's intense and passionate--and her peers don't always get her. But surely there are other mushroom lovers out there? As Sweety sets out to find them, she comes to realize--with a little help from her cool Aunt Ruth-- that being Sweety is actually pretty awesome. With heart and humor and a whole lot of charm, Andrea Zuill delivers a story about learning to embrace everything that makes you you --and that's something many kids are going to relate to.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Being yourself and being accepted often rest at opposite ends the social spectrum, especially for someone as unique as Sweety. Sweety is a naked mole rat, awkwardly outfitted with large round glasses, headgear attached to her two buckteeth, and an orange polka-dotted dress. Her enthusiasm can be off-putting, as can her hobbies (interpretive dance and identifying fungi). According to her grandmother, she's a little square peg, but some days Sweety wishes she could fit in with her classmates. She feels happiest with her Aunt Ruth, another square peg, who tells Sweety that if you stayed true to yourself, you'd find your people. Sweety takes this to heart, embracing her true, weird self and keeping her eyes peeled for her people hopefully revealing themselves via secret handshake. Zuill takes a common theme finding the courage to be yourself and makes it funny, heartwarming, and inspiring. Her black-lined pen-and-ink illustrations are colored with minty green, peachy pink, buttercup yellow, and other cheerful shades that reflect Sweety's upbeat personality. Spot and full-page illustrations show her in glorious action performing her book report in a magenta unitard, fawning over red-capped mushrooms with speech bubbles adding extra splashes of personality. While Mo Willems' Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (2009) is an obvious companion title, also try it with Susan Lendroth's Natsumi! (2018).--Julia Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Zuill's opening description of her eponymous protagonist has startling frankness: "Sweety was awkward. Even for a naked mole rat." Indeed, Sweety seems designed to test the limits of readers' tolerance for eccentricities. Her prominent braces and spectacles make all the other anthropomorphized naked mole rats around her look downright mainstream; she misreads social cues and has passions that others find peculiar ("Would you like to come over to my house and help me identify fungi?" she asks another mole rat). But thanks to the unconditional affection and wise counsel of her Aunt Ruth, who was also a "square peg" growing up, Sweety has a nascent and increasingly firm belief that "being Sweety wasn't so bad. In fact, it could be pretty awesome." Readers who resonate with Sweety's singularity may find their credulity initially tested, especially since Sweety's peers are uncomprehending rather than thoughtless or cruel (her invitation to explore mycology is met with a puzzled but polite decline). But Zuill (Business Pig), who is fast becoming the bard of differentdrummer types, effectively employs empathy, honesty, and an elegant ink line to persuade readers that everyone can find their people. Ages 3-7. Agent: Erzsi Deàk, Hen&ink Literary Studio. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Naked mole rat -- Juvenile fiction.
Rodents -- Juvenile fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Naked mole rat -- Fiction.
Rodents -- Fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780525580003
052558000X
9780525580010
0525580018
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