Some simple math: one + one + one = one too many! From the day they were born, Mary Ann and Mallory have been best friends. They've always been a two-some. But now, there's a new girl in town, and what used to be just the two of them has turned into three. If you ask Mallory, things just don't add up!
About the Author
Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.
Jennifer Kalis is the illustrator of several Mallory books including Mallory's Super Sleepover, Mallory in the Spotlight, and Mallory Goes Green! She lives in Ohio.
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Title: Three's Company Mallory Book 21 Author: Laurie Friedman Illustrator: Jennifer Kalis Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek Published: 3-1-2014 ISBN: 9781467709217 ASIN E-Book: B00HNXC3LQ Pages: 160 Genre: Young Adult Tags: Friendship Overall Rating: Great Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Mallory MacDonald is disturbed when her usual Saturday routine has been blown away. Life in Fern Falls is about to change forever especially on Fish Pond Road. There is a new family moving into Fitgerald home. The Jackson-Brown family are moving into the house across the street from Mallory and there next to the moving van is a girl about Mallory's age is standing. That in itself is not what has upset Mallory. Rather it is this new girl's appearance. She looks just like Mary Ann, Mallory's best friend. In fact the reason she knows it is not Mary Ann is because she saw Mary Ann talking to the girl right before they joined arms and walked into that girl's house smiling. After that day it seemed as tho Mary Ann was determined to include Chloe Jennifer Jackson-Brown in everything Mallory and she used to do by themselves. Mallory was afraid Mary Ann was getting a new best friend and forget about Mallory. Then Mallory's jealousy has her doing some things that has everyone upset with Mallory and truly does threaten her friendship with Mary Ann. What can Mallory do to save it and show how sorry she really is? Young readers can identify with all three of the girls at some point in the story. Mallory's fear of being left out and her jealousy of someone new in her best friend's life. Mary Ann's feeling of being caught in the middle and Chloe Jennifer's feeling as tho someone is being mean to her for no reason. Three's Company Mallory! is an excellent story to teach them that adding new people to your life is not a bad thing necessarily. They can be a good thing too. You can also have more than one best friend.
Such Fun, Full of Relatable Feelings No one wants to be a third wheel, and Mallory is no different from others. Every little girl can relate to the feelings Mallory has when an exciting new girl moves into the neighborhood. Girls will relate to Mallory’s feelings of fear of sharing her best friend, and change. Mallory makes some bad choices, and then has to make up for them. These books are tremendous for girls learning to deal with emotions, situations, and life. I think that this is an excellent series for young girls. High second grade readers will be able to read this, but the reading level targets 3rd grade, though many older pre-teens will enjoy it as well. In my opinion, this is a much better choice than Junie B. Jones, and my higher second grade girls love them. I received an ARC from NetGalley.
Awesome ive had that happen to me before bcz im mallory