These two books have more than the word never in the title. They feature characters who can see beyond the obvious.
The first one is a reminder that creativity is a talent that is not always seen in conventional ways. The second one shows that kindly ending a fight brings many rewards.
I will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard
by Jennifer K. Mann
Rose is messy, she doodles and daydreams. She is quiet and clumsy but as Mrs Benson discovers, she is a true artist. Would that deserve a star?
And to think that we thought that we would never be friends
by Mary Ann Hoberman
illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
It takes more to end a fight than to start one but the rewards of friendship, peace and harmony are endless.