See free resources for parents and educators to teach kids about social justice and racial equality. Skip to Content. Most kids are familiar with the kind of teasing and nicknaming that happens on the playground. Both can be a normal part of friends playing together, but sometimes teasing words can be hurtful, especially when they focus on a person's physical difference.
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See free resources for parents and educators to teach kids about social justice and racial equality. Skip to Content. Most kids are familiar with the kind of teasing and nicknaming that happens on the playground. Both can be a normal part of friends playing together, but sometimes teasing words can be hurtful, especially when they focus on a person's physical difference. This book can help kids talk about what to do when they feel hurt, and self-conscious.
They can also learn a little about teasing itself, when it's OK and when it goes too far. Accept yourself as you are freckles and all. Everybody's different. Value your true friends. Be careful with teasing -- it can be hurtful.
Readers who have freckles and never felt self-conscious about their freckles might wonder what all the fuss is about. Hopefully they won't begin to think of freckles as a bad thing. Freckleface Strawberry's a regular kid with regular feelings. She's an active, energetic girl who loves to play with her friends. Kids can relate to her. She hates her freckles, which is not so much about beauty as it is about feeling different and being teased.
She struggles with her self-conscious feelings until she figures out that her friends are true and important, even though they call her Freckleface Strawberry, and even her freckles are not that bad. And even the kids who teased her on the playground meant no harm. Though younger readers may enjoy it, it's written more for school-aged kids who are learning how they fit into the larger world and what to do about teasing they may encounter.
The main character feels self-conscious about her freckles, especially when other kids make comments and give her a nickname she doesn't like. The final message is not that her freckles are beautiful, but maybe they don't matter.
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Join now. Add your rating See all 1 parent review. Add your rating. Kids tease her, ask her embarrassing questions, and give her a nickname she hates. She goes to great extremes trying to make her freckles disappear, even going so far as to wear a ski mask to school. Though she never completely accepts her freckles, she does accept herself for who she is and learns that she has some very good friends.
With a Japanese brush pen and digital coloring, LeUyen Pham has brought a playful, energetic exuberance to Julianne Moore's funny dialogue and sweet story of Freckleface Strawberry. This is a picture book that comes alive when read aloud and will tickle readers of all ages.
It offers a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and will give families of school-aged kids plenty to discuss. The somewhat negative treatment of freckles may be the only drawback, especially for freckle-faced kids who've never before thought of them in a negative light. Families can talk about teasing. When's hurtful? When's it fun? Do you think her friends thought her freckles were bad, or just unusual?
What other books have you read about kids who feel bad about being different? Freckleface Strawberry felt she was just the same as her friends, except for her freckles. Do you think she was right? What can you tell about her friends when you look at the illustrations?
Are they all the same? What differences do you see? How do you feel about freckles? Do you have any? How about the illustrations at the end of the book? Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.
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The star rating reflects overall quality. Learn how we rate. Parents' Ultimate Guide to Support our work! Freckleface Strawberry. Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale. Julianne Moore Picture Book Rate book. Read or buy. Based on 1 review. Kids say No reviews yet Add your rating. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Common Sense is a nonprofit organization.
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User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Parent of a 7-year-old Written by Simona Ware April 9, Two moms The storyline was very appropriate and so was the message of learning from your mistakes. The reference concerning two moms in this story took me completely by Continue reading.
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Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
Freckleface Strawberry The Musical , based on the beloved New York Times best-selling book by celebrated actress, Julianne Moore, is a fun and touching family musical. Specifically created to perform for young audiences, families can step inside of the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to "love the skin they're in. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles — from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup Will her schoolmates realize that it's her under the mask?