This week’s KidLit Pick of the Week is IDA SPIDER BILLY GOAT RIDER
By Cleve Stevens and illustrated by Miriam Douglas
This fun, rhyming book tells the story of how Ida and her billy goat learn to overcome Big Bully Duffy and grade school teasing by choosing kindness. Even when Ida is teased relentlessly by her peers, she still offers them help in a time of need.
What I love about it:
* Delightful story about self-acceptance and resilience.
* Watercolor illustrations and entertaining rhyme give the story a unpretentious feel.
* Educational lessons and teaches social skills to emerging readers.