I’m Sorry

S. & S. Sept. 2021. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534415881.
PreS-Gr 3–A girl, a potato, and a flamingo walk into a book—and the author is back with another installment in his series exploring feelings. A young, pale-skinned girl with dark pigtails encounters her friend Flamingo nursing some bruised feelings. The girl discovers that their mutual friend Potato dished out some hurtful words. Readers never learn what words were spoken, but the girl insists that Potato must hash things out with Flamingo. Potato is nervous, aware that he must get to the root of the issue. Instead, the spud humorously suggests whipping up a towering sandwich for Flamingo, fleeing to live with penguins in the South Pole (who have mastered the selfie stick), or choosing to live as a wanted outlaw. Potato complains that “saying I’m sorry is maybe the hardest thing to say in the entire world.” Ohi’s digitally rendered illustrations are boldly colored and outlined in thick black lines. The colors of dialogue for the girl, Potato, and Flamingo cleverly match an identifying feature of each character, assisting readers in following along. With a more serious tone than other books in the series, Black manages to season Potato’s tough task with witty banter.
VERDICT This book that playfully demonstrates how to apologize and forgive is a good title for SEL collections.

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