Disclosure: Life as Leels received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.
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?
A and I read this together and we both truly enjoyed it.
A, 3 years old, paid very close attention; she liked the illustrations; and she thought it was a humorous book, especially when Flossy was bossy to her mom and told her mom to go to her room.
The book has a valuable lesson in it for children and is a fairly easy read. I would say a first grader could read this with very little trouble.
The illustrations are cute and colorful which really held A’s attention and while she may not have completely grasped the lesson of the story, she did understand that Flossy was being bossy and that no one liked it. It was nice to have a little conversation about it afterwards.
A said her favorite part of the book was when Flossy yelled, but then Flossy got sent to her room.
A held on to the book after we read it and seems to really enjoy it. I think this is a book that she will “read” and have her siblings read to her time and again.
About the Author
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!