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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?

My Thoughts:
Flossy is very bossy! She is always telling everyone around her what to do including her cat, her dog, and her MOM! When given time-out in her room, Flossy spends it mumbling about who is "really" bossy - her or her mother. She is also bossy at school to her classmates and teacher. Then she meets a boy who is just as bossy as she. They butt heads with their bossiness til they both end up in time out! In conclusion, they each learn to be a little less bossy and a bit more suggestive of their ideas.

Honestly, I am not really sure how I feel about this story. Overall, it was probably a somewhat accurate portrayal of how young children may treat it other, but Flossy irritated me. (smile) My own daughter thought Flossy was way too bossy! However, I did like the colorful pages and illustrations which are sure to capture your child's attention. 

Flossy is a pretty exact depiction of a very bossy little girl. The part where she bosses her mother and teachers grated on my nerves just a bit. Although, I am sure some children do this, and she does get sent to her room for punishment. The ending helps children understand it is better to learn to make suggestions and express your likes and dislikes kindly, rather than try to tell people what to do or make them do it your way. 
In general, I think kids will be able to learn something from this book about how to treat others and get along.
I received this book courtesy of ireadbooktours in exchange for my honest opinion.

This book is available on Amazon  and other online retailers.

Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & 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!

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