Maggie Can’t Wait
by Frieda Wishinsky
illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2009
$19.95 (hc), 32 pp, colour illustrations, ages 5 – 8
Frieda Wishinsky and Dean Griffiths have paired up again to produce this sequel to Give Maggie a Chance, this time showing how Maggie deals with the arrival of her new, adopted sister, and the not-so-welcoming attitude of some of her classmates. Maggie’s excitement, doubts, disappointment and joy are skillfully captured in words and images by this talented team who both seem to understand exactly how a child feels. Read aloud in a primary grades classroom, Maggie Can’t Wait will stimulate discussion about a number of topics.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s September 2009 issue.