Moxie and Maribel are two best friends, that would do anything for each other. With a can-do and curious attitude, these two stumble into many adventures together. This book would be great for first grade readers. The book also covers basic concepts such as: tall, small, dangerous, safe, friendship, and helping others. The text is simple, with illustrations to guide the reader along with the storyline. The longest words are “newspaper” “morning” and “goodness.” There are also a number of heavy themes in this book that leave it open for discussion. How much can you assume about a person/thing when you only know a snippet of information? Is it always best to be afraid of what you don’t know, or should you try to find out more information and be better informed?
About the author
Molly Coxe is the illustrator of Ducks, Ducks, Ducks by Carolyn Otto. She has also written and illustrated Luella and the Yellow Balloon and Whose Footprints?
Miss Coxe lives on a farm in Norwalk, Iowa, with her husband, two young children, two dogs, six cats, a flock of chickens and two nanny goats.