A new girl comes to school. She ingratiates herself to the teacher by doing all sorts of favors for her. She bosses the other kids around by telling them what to do and when to be quiet. These behaviors rankle the rest of the class. Then, when the children play a ballgame with the older kids, the statement is actually made,”But at least the teacher’s pet can’t tell us what to do.” However, the teacher tells them not to forget to invite the new girl to play. During the game, the new girl hits a home run, and their class wins the game. After that, all the kids want her on their team.
This is a cute little story about how children really do treat each other. It is a good beginning reader. I definitely recommend it for the primary school library.