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Dee Dee and Me
by Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823425242 | 07-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Family & Relationships, Humor, Friendship
Recommendations: A*, K*, PW*, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
L.1.1, 1b, 1g, 1j, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5c, 6
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
W.1.1, 3, 5, 6, 8
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

About the Book
Hannah has had it with her older sister! Tired of being bossed around, Hannah decides to run away so she will never have to see Dee Dee again. She packs her suitcase full of things she looks forward to not sharing with Dee Dee. But on her way out the door, Hannah gets a loving present that makes her rethink her plan.

With its feisty characters and adorable art, this pitch-perfect portrayal of two sisters has just the right balance of sass and sweetness.


★"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★"Schwartz, a master of restraint and insight, scores again with this story, a thinly veiled and smart lesson for any kid who feels put upon by someone older and bigger."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★"Any sister will appreciate this one, no matter where they fall in the family order."
-Booklist (starred review)

"[An] excellent look at sibling power plays. . . This satisfying story for both older and younger siblings is a real winner."-School Library Journal

"Bright, sunny pictures and low-key text work together to capture the frustration and injustice of a younger sibling's station while also bringing humor to the details. While there are many picture books from the big kid's perspective, fewer come from the younger point of view, or do so in such a sensitive way."-The Horn Book

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Who is "me" in the title, Dee Dee and Me? L.K-1.1, 1d/RL.K-1.1

2. Who is telling the story? RL.K-1.6

3. How does author Amy Schwartz use pictures to express the way the characters are feeling? RL.K-1.7

4. Write about how the story changes from the beginning to the end of the book. Draw a picture. RL.K-1.3/W.K-1.3