Doodlebug A Novel in Doodles (Paperback)
|Author: Karen Romano Young|
|When Doreen Dodo Busseys family moves to a new home, her mother gives her a blank notebook in which Dodo documents her new life, from the move and first days in a new city, to her new school and friends. *Author: Young, Karen Romano *Subtitle: A Novel in Doodles *Publication Date: 2010/07/06 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25|
From the Publisher:
Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. She got into trouble at her last school.
On the drive to their new home, her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move, the first days in a new city, and the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends. In the process, she reinvents herself as the Doodlebug. Her little sister seems to adjust to everything so easilywhy is it so hard for Dodo?
Using illustrations as narrative instead of prose, this wonderful middle grade novel follows 12-year-old Dodo as she copes with moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, attending a new school, and having to make new friends. Christening herself Doodlebug, the girl soon finds a couple of good friends, and uses doodling during class as a way to cope with her A.D.D. Although the illustrations are simple black-and-white drawings, they have as much depth and nuance as the written word.