Thursday, March 8, 2012

What's Abigail Reading? Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Yesterday, Christian reviewed The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson. Abigail asked when she would be able to do another review. She really enjoyed doing her first review a little while back, and has been asking to write another one. Since I was at a loss for a topic, I thought, why not?

Abigail is a second grader who is just discovering the joys of reading. So, what's Abigail reading this week? Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel, by Nikki Grimes.

Here's what Abigail says the book is about:

"There is a new kid in Dyamonde's class, and at lunch the new kid was grumpy and mad. His name was Free, and he kept pushing people over. Dyamonde came over and put her hand on her hip and said, 'Why do you keep pushing people over? Say you're sorry.'"

"Then a couple of days later, he learned his lesson not to push people out of his way. He was mad and grumpy because his dad lost his job, and had to find a new job, and that's why he's grumpy all the time and pushing people over."

"They sit together at lunch, and walk home together after school. They become friends."

What did you like most about the book?

"Basically, there's two parts. The first part is that I liked when she put her hand on her hip and made Free say he's sorry. I liked the way she did that. The second part is when they became friends, because he learned his lesson not to push people over. I also like that Free reads books. I also like that Dyamonde is in second grade like me."

Was there anything you didn't like?

"I didn't like when Free pushed people around, and didn't say he was sorry."

So how many puppies and kittens does Abigail give Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel, by Nikki Grimes?

Abigail gives it five out of five puppies and kittens.


  1. Awesome review, Abigail! I haven't heard of this book before- but I like characters that stand up to people that aren't being nice, so this sounds like a book I will like. I also like the bright colors on the cover. :)

    1. Thank you! It's a good book. I'm reading another Dyamonde book called Rich. --Abigail

  2. Great review, Abigail! I think my friend's daughter would love it. The colors in the cover are so beautiful and I like how strong the character is. I love when you post reviews!