Maddi's Fridge with Lois Brandt
March is children's month! Lois Brandt’s award-winning Maddi's Fridge, a sweet and gentle story about friendship, offers a heart-warming and empowering message about ending hunger.
A Top Ten Indie Picture Books and a Top Mighty Girl Book For Younger Readers
"This is more than a book about child hunger in America—this is a story of friendship. Maddi’s empty fridge and Sofia’s full one are juxtaposed in a subtle way, while scenes of modern New York elapse across the background: taxis and tofu, hipster cyclists and yoga studios. Maddi and Sofia take center stage in this adorably rendered tale..." —Forward Reviews
"This title is notable. The bright, friendly illustrations soften the topic while still conveying the characters’ difficult feelings, such as worry and embarrassment. Gentle, age-appropriate humor releases the tension, keeping readers engaged as Sofia discovers how to best help her friend. . . . A thoughtful and well-executed look at the challenge of childhood hunger."—Kirkus Reviews
What would you do if your best friend's fridge was empty? And what if you promised not to tell? Maddi's Fridge will encourage discussion of friendship, loyalty, secrets, and important issues of the day.
Thank you Lois Brandt for offering a program for Osborn students! Lois and Osborn fourth graders will raise food for Leavenworth's Community Cupboard. If you are able, please bring a canned good to her booksigning.
Lois Brandt donates 10% of her book sales to hunger relief.