20 August 2007
This book captures the emotions of Mia who wants to befriend a new student in her class, but is afraid to do so. The new girl, Shakeeta, has a pet iguana and threatens to punch a boy in the head. But Shakeeta looks so lonely. Will Mia befriend Shakeeta or will she always be afraid of Shakeeta?
The illustrations are so beautiful; it suits the simple text. This is a wonderful book to help ease the first day of school for a new student or to show new friends can be made if one is brave and reaches out a hand of welcome.