Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Review

Marshall Armstrong feels different to the other kids in his class. He uses pen and ink and his laces are tied straight, not criss-crossed. He has a digital watch and his skin is all spotty. He eats space food and always wears a hat – he doesn't fit in at all.

Then one day, Marshall invites everyone to his party where everyone can do things differently. They can run around inside, drink real lemonade, open a piñata and look at the stars through a telescope. And it's all a lot of fun.

This thoughtful book about tolerance, acceptance and celebrating difference has quirky cartoon-like illustrations that beautifully complement the simple text.

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