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The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That

by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Russ Cox Running Press Kids, 2020

Ever since the days of cave kids, parents have been warning about the dreaded FACE FREEZE whenever kids have made silly faces. So it was bound to happen sooner or later . . . a face would freeze like THAT!
Wendell was the least likely kid you'd expect to have a frozen face. He always, always followed the rules. Except for that one time . . . in front of the bathroom mirror . . . when he wondered what he would look like if he made a silly face . . . and FLASH! His face froze like THAT!
Wendell and his mother and his father and his dog Buster try all kinds of tricks to thaw his frozen face. But will any of them work? Or will Wendell's face be frozen like THAT forever? Read The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That to find out.


The first-grade students really connected with it. They giggled at the silly faces and laughed at the even sillier thought that a face could really get stuck like that. They roared when at the end, it appears the dog's face might be stuck like that. It's a super engaging, funny read-aloud.
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An uplifting picture book stocked with a diverse cast of characters/ While the plot is full of absurd attempts to unfreeze Wendell's face, the poignant conclusion adds the perfect amount of depth to this silly story. This balance of the absurd and the meaningful will appeal to any parents hoping to teach their young children self-acceptance.
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