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Kids Fiction 6493
Being Small Wins Big!
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Miss B.

As a third grade teacher, I have to say The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks is a great way to get kids interested in studying about Native Americans. The idea that toys could come to life is captivating to any young child. The three main characters wrestle with their own ideas. Omri the child thinks owning small people is ok. Little Bear the Indian and Boone the cowboy have to set aside their differences to survive in an unimagined environment. The friendships they build last throughout an entire series of books. This is a fantastic book that would spark imagination and interest in cultures for any child in grades 3-6.
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