A Bad Case of the Almosts
by Janet Sumner Johnson
This book is more than "almost" adorable. Young audiences will absolutely relate to Abby's opinion about being almost tall enough, almost smart enough, and almost first in line for class. They'll learn alongside Abby, that having "almosts" is actually a positive. I enjoyed the voice of Abby and how her pessimistic outlook wasn't depressing rather realistic. I also loved how Abby turned these situational lemons into lemonade, which is always a great message for any age. I think Janet Sumner Johnson has a done a wonderful job capturing a child's lens and how they interpret the world via their daily activities. A Bad Case of the Almosts is an absolute re-readable book! Thank you NetGalley and Capstone for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.