Pen Pals by Alexandra PichardAn octopus and an ant are paired up to write letters for a school project in this charming picture book in the tradition of Dear Mr. Blueberry.
For an entire school year, Oscar the ant and Bill the octopus send letters to each other as part of a school project.
Oscar loves table tennis, and Bill loves modelling clay.
Oscar does judo, while Bill has a garden.
Despite their differences, the two new friends find shared interests…all leading up to one final surprise!
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BookPenPals was born at the end of May with a single tweet. She posted a tweet offering to be a book-recommending pen pal to a school. Within hours, she had six schools signed up and more asking to join in. Kate and Sara joined forces and became Co-Founders. Within two months over authors and illustrators and schools were involved.
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A PEN PAL FOR MAX
Asked to choose a country, Caitlin picks Zimbabwe, which sounded the most far-flung and exotic. Her first letter reaches Martin, who lives with his family in a poor suburb of Mutare, where his father works at a local paper mill. They continue to write, Martin sending Caitlin the only photo of himself that he has. As they open up to one another, Caitlin is distraught to learn that necessities she easily takes for granted, like clothes and school, are almost out of reach for her friend. While a one-dollar bill or the odd T-shirt are of little significance to Caitlin, the money means, for Martin, more food for his family; the clothes give them bragging rights in their community. Eighteen years after the first letter, they are still the best of friends. Writer Liz Welch came on board to help translate the letters into a cohesive narrative.