Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Review: The Ketchup Bottle and the Takeover




The Ketchup Bottle and the Takeover
By:  Maggie Grinnell
Published by: AG Press.
Ages: 3-8  
Rating:  4 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Synopsis:  This is a funny book about a ketchup bottle trying so hard to get along with the other condiments in the fridge. The mustard and vegetables are always trying to set up the ketchup bottle to feel bad and out of place. However, during a picnic all the condiments seemed to be hastily talking to each other about the ketchup bottle. Then the ketchup bottle disappeared. Did the ketchup bottle ever return to his place in the fridge, among all the other condiments? Did the ketchup bottle learn any valuable lessons because of the picnic situation?

Overall thoughts:  This book has a great take away point. Fitting in is not as important as it seems. Sometimes if you try too hard to fit in, things get even worse for you. However, if you relax and try to be yourself even if it is hard, your peers will come around and accept you more.

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