Review: Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel

Posted on January 25, 2017



Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel
Written by Charise Mericle Harper
Illustrated by Ashley Spires
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
February 2017
128 pages

June’s best friend is her dog Sammy because he talks to her — but only her — and they both enjoy on-the-ground disco dancing. Sammy and June are on a mission to find a new friend who practices the 3 Fs: fun, friendly, and full of adventure. As luck would have it, Mae has just moved in across the street. June and Sammy watch her from the window because they don’t know how to meet their new neighbor. In the nick of time a wheel-of-fortune style game arrives from Grandma Penny with plenty of suggestions for making new friends. But June is worried that bossy April has claimed Mae’s friendship first. Spires’ black and white cartoon illustrations add the right touch of humor and personality to Harper’s charming story about friendship. Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel challenges young readers with creative ideas for making and keeping new friends.

Copyright (c) 2017 by Peggy Tibbetts

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