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Cecilia's Fundraiser

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Unity in diversity.

This storybook is the best one to show this concept. And all for a good cause!

I love the multicultural representation as well as the way the children are encouraged to come up with their own ideas to raise funds. I wish every child has a teacher like the one in this story.

Love the solid illustrations. Love everything about this book. The one who reads this will feel encouraged and motivated.

Thank you, author/artist and the publisher, for the advance reading copy.
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This is a sweet and easy read for your younger elementary student child! Cecilia was sweet and did something that most kids do, forget something she was supposed to bring to school. This book will encourage your child to share their emotions, with out melting down. The back has instructions how to make your emotion cards! Grab this book, you won't be disappointed!
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 thanks a lot to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read a copy of this book, to the author as well.

The book is about a girl who forgot her tamales at home, so she develops a project with the whole classroom. 

It's a very interesting story, with an inspiring and dedicated story. I loved that some way was found to solve the problem.

The protagonist, our dear Cecilia was an inspiring character and looking for solutions, it was in group but it was achieved.

I just hope that book of poems will be the best of the school.


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I enjoyed this children's book that follows a young student named Cecilia in Mr. Grizley's class.  Based on this book, I see that there is a collection of books from different students in this class (I think).  That's a great idea!  I like how Cecilia faces a set back but the class comes together to help her.  I love the diversity of the class from the names, to the representation of the class/students.
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This was a really cute and wholesome picture book, featuring adorable illustrations from Indonesian artist, Arief Putra. There was a hjiabi student and a student in wheelchair. The teacher was a Black man and the protagonist for this book, Cecilia, is a Latina. There was even a Desi student who made samosas 😋😋😋

Loved this book. Can't recommend it enough. There was even a fun activity and a glossary at the end.

Thank you, NetGalley and Capstone Pub, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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#MrGrizleysClass #NetGalley

Adorable little "chapter" book illustrating how something amazing can come out of cooperation in the classroom.  Bonus activity and discussion questions included.
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Love the simple plot and illistration. I like the main character. It is also a book that I can use for leveled reading.
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Special thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review

This was a cute story! I love the idea behind having emotion cards to check in with the teacher, and then the way the whole class came together to help. What a wonderful story for children to read
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I really enjoyed reading this book with my granddaughter. This story follows young Cecilia, a student in Mr. Grizley’s class, who has forgotten to bring her homemade tamales to a class fundraiser for the animal shelter. She is upset, but Mr. Grizley immediately gets the class brainstorming how they can help Cecila. They come up with lots of ideas and when Cecilia is happy with one, the class band together to help her prepare her items that she is going to sell. A great book about problem solving, working together, acknowledging feelings and helping others. The illustrations by Arief Putra are well done and complement this story beautifully. I love the diverse classroom representation, including a male, African American teacher. This is a short story divided into three chapters that would be appropriate for children between grades 1-3 to read independently or with assistance. The back pages have activities and discussion questions to use with children. My granddaughter wants to make emotion cards next week after seeing them used in this book. I hope there will be more books about Cecilia and Mr. Grizley's classroom.
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Cecelia is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the local animal shelter. She is going to sell tamales to raise money for the animals that need help at the animal shelter. But then she realizes that she forgot the tamales. Now what was she sell to make money to help the animals at the animal shelter? Some of her classmates come together to help her come up with some ideas. what do you think they will come up with? Read the book to find out!

I just reviewed Cecilia's Fundraiser by Bryan Patrick Avery. #MrGrizleysClass #NetGalley
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Cecilia’s forgetfulness results in a classroom brainstorming session that saves the day. A beginning chapter book perfect for any elementary classroom.
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Mr Grizley’s class, 4 book series

Picture book. Cecilia forgets her tamales for class fundraiser for animal shelter. Diverse kids offer solutions and assistance. Good problem solving, models effective classroom community, demonstrates kids working for worthwhile cause. Appealing, colorful illustrations. Nice, short read-aloud and discussion prompt.
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I loved how this book sends a good message of helping a cause that we believed in and how we can help in our own ways and using our immediate resources in doing so. The friendship and the sense of community in the classroom is also a good thing to teach to children. I also loved that there's a glossary of terms at the end for young readers to go to if some or most of the words aren't familiar to them or their vocabulary yet.
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This was a great introduction to chapter books! The school setting was relatable and the characters were representative of a diverse population of people (race, ethnicity, gender, size, ability, et...). The young heroine, Cecilia forgot to bring her contribution for the fundraiser to school so she works together with her class and teacher on coming up with an alternate plan. This requires that she face her emotions, identify the issue, ask for help, collaborate, and give praise to her friends wile also receiving praise for her part. The team dynamic was my favorite part because we get to see the representation of all sorts of students and cultures prominently. 

The story was easy to follow, had a very good flow and the short chapters were a great way to give a sense of accomplishment to a new reader who may not be able to read the entire book in one sitting. 

The central idea that even if something goes wrong, it can still be turned into something good is valuable and will serve early readers well into their future. The extras at the back of the book were an excellent surprise. I plan to get a copy of this book for my first grader's classroom library when it publishes.
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Cecilia's Fundraiser was a story about how to work together and brainstorm. As a school counselor, I loved the emotion card each student put on their desk and I loved how at the end of the book has a DIY on how to make the feeling cards. This was a great story on how to be creative and how to work together to make your peers and friends happy and support your classmates. Definitely going to recommend this book to my 2nd and 3rd graders.
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This book is quite clever. The illustrations are quite cute, I like the style. But more importantly, the plot is interesting and teaches a lesson without being preachy or overt about it -- the reader is able to make their own conclusions about the cooperation and solution to the problem, which is that the main character has left their item for the class fundraiser at home. The multi-cultural classroom comes together to work on solving the problem and meeting their goals. I think that this is a universal experience: we forget something at home and we are really disappointed. If this would've happened to me in grade school, I would have been really upset! So, the class coming together in this respect, to me, reflects what you'd hope would happen in this sort of situation. All in all, a good read.
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Cecilia's Fundraiser is a fantastic easy reader with characters of different races, genders, and abilities that work together to make a school fundraiser a success. Fun illustrations and dialogue will engage younger readers in the story. I definitely plan to purchase all the Mr. Grizely's Class books!
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This was a super cute book and my girls really enjoyed it. The story is sweet and inspiring and the illustrations are adorable. Short and sweet with a good message.
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Cecilia’s Fundraiser shows how you can  overcome what seems like the worst thing that could happen.
What does Cecilia with the help of her classmates do when she forgets her fundraiser of tamales?
Wonderful problem solving activities included at the end of the story.  Encourages social and emotional development.
Definitely a book for older children.... kindergarten and up.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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When Cecilia forgets her tamales for the fundraiser to help the animals, she gets help from her classmates to come up with something else she could sell to make money. A strategic plan to help out at the fundraiser. I definitely recommend this book. Bright and colorful illustrations. Thanks #netgalley for the early review copy.
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