Bossy Flossy by Paulette Bogan
Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She’s bossy at home and she’s bossy in school. She’s bossy to her friends and she’s bossy to her cat. Sometimes she’s even bossy to her teacher! Flossy doesn’t understand why no one will listen to her. One day, Flossy meets Edward, a boy who may be just as bossy as she is. Has Flossy finally met her match?
I really liked this book. Like Flossy, many kids are bossy and hopefully this book will show them that bossing people around is not a good thing. Edward is bossy too, and when Flossy meets him he starts bossing her and she realizes that being bossy is not a good thing.
I think this would be a great book for parents to read to their small children. Also, some children get their first experience of being with a group of other children when they go to school, so I think this book would be a great addition to all kindergarten or first grade reading lists. The earlier you teach children not to be bossy, the better they’ll get along with their classmates.
The illustrations are done by the author, and I think she did a fabulous job.
Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator ofVirgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children’s books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu The Big Little Chick, which won a Children’s Choice Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. They ALL think she is STILL bossy. But they’ve never told her to go to her room!