Sign Up Here

  • Illustrated By: Qin Leng
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: I'm A Great Little Kid Series
  • Themes:child abuse prevention, self-esteem, building empathy, disability
  • Available:04/05/2016
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:AD670L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L
It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. It’s not that she doesn’t want to join a club, it’s that no one will let her! Because of her disability, she doesn’t walk fast enough for the walking club and the Strong-Arm Wrestling Club became the All-Boys Strong-Arm Wrestling Club when she beat Joseph easy-peasy in a match. Dee-Dee knows that friends shouldn’t leave you out and that she is a very good friend. So she and her teacher come up with a plan to show what good friends are and how they should treat each other.
The delicate issues covered in each book [in the I'm a Great Little Kid series] are presented in relatable and useful ways that will allow children to connect and find solutions for troublesome situations that they may encounter. Leng employs great identity and ethnic diversity in the cast of characters through bright, expressive, and simple illustrations perfect for young readers.
– School Library Journal
[Sign Up Here] will encourage kids to find positive solutions to problems and act with kindness.
– Booklist
Sign Up Here is a story that approaches the topics of friendship and inclusivity in a straightforward, easily understood way. Many readers will be able to relate to Dee-Dee's feelings of loneliness and frustration at not being able to participate in her classmate's clubs, and through those shared experiences, readers will be able to discuss and create their own pledges to become better friends themselves.
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials