When Sofia gets a look at her friend Maddi’s near-empty fridge, she makes a promise not to share what she sees and tries to help her friend on her own. Eventually, sharing the secret with her mother, Sofia learns to discern when it is ok to ask for help. “Maddi’s Fridge” is an accessible and age-appropriate picture book for an early primary audience. Its story may provide an entry point for classroom discussions about poverty and child hunger. With its expressive, cartoon-like illustrations, the book is suitable as a classroom read-aloud and invites reflections about fair and unfair circumstances, what makes a good friend, and when telling a secret is ok.
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