Spaghetti Is Not A Finger Food: (and Other Life Lessons) by Jodi CarmichaelSpaghetti Is Not A Finger Food: (and Other Life Lessons) by Jodi Carmichael

Spaghetti Is Not A Finger Food: (and Other Life Lessons)

byJodi CarmichaelIllustratorSarah Ackerley

Paperback | April 1, 2013

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Being eight, Connor knew a lot. He knew that Mrs. Winters did not like to be interrupted, but he was sure she would appreciate his fact-finding methods-and who wouldn' t want to know more about geckos? He knew he needed the new library book, More All About Dogs," more than Jane needed to keep sitting on that stool-and he only nudged her off so he could reach it. On a day when everything seemed to go wrong, Connor turned out to be the only one who could save the school from a dog-caused Code Yellow! Told from the point of view of a child with Asperger Syndrome, author Jodi Carmichael highlights some of the challenges-and triumphs-of experiencing a day at school from a different perspective. Heartwarming, funny, and charmingly illustrated, Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food is the winner of four awards: The Mom' s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Best First Book Award; The Professionals Network Recognition of Merit; and The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Digital Award. "
Jodi Carmichael was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. She loves reading, writing, summers at the lake, and knows almost everything about chocolate! Her dreams of becoming an author began to come true when she attended her first SCBWI conference in Los Angeles in 2007. She was thrilled when her submission was nominated for the Sue Al...
Title:Spaghetti Is Not A Finger Food: (and Other Life Lessons)Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 7.57 × 6.16 × 0.41 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939775035

ISBN - 13:9781939775030


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spaghetti is Right On! This is truly a lovely book. It is printed on recycled paper with soy inks and is simply beautiful! It is also very sturdy, as the children have been reading it over and over and it still looks like new. This book may have been about a day in the life of one little boy, but really, it was a day in the life of millions of smart, quirky, kids. Jodi Carmichael did a wonderful job of giving Connor and these other children an authentic voice. Not only did my seven, nine, and twelve year old children enjoy the book, I did too! Just like Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, it's definitely one of those that will get read again and again.
Date published: 2013-06-03

Editorial Reviews

“In a story that delights while offering insight into how a child with Asperger’s processes his school environment, Jodi Carmichael has captured a bright and honest voice in Connor. Readers will most certainly be charmed by him, and want to talk with him about dogs.” ~ Anita Daher, author of Racing for Diamonds and Spider’s Song