Veena and I'd been best friends for five years. Sure, I knew other kids, but I'd never hung out with anyone else. I've never been good at going up to kids and starting conversations. Or ph
Veena and I'd been best friends for five years. Sure, I knew other kids, but I'd never hung out with anyone else. I've never been good at going up to kids and starting conversations. Or phoning them. What would I say?... Veena, she understood me. She liked me, quiet and all. And she never freaked out about my spiders.
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"A believable story about growing up."
— Baltimore's Child
"The style of this book is perfect for children in Grades 2 through 4. The dialogue and expressions are natural and honest with just the right touch of humor. Maisie is a model of independence and self-awareness, and her gentle and thoughtful nature make her a very endearing narrator — she thinks, acts, and speaks as a typical 9-year-old. . . Belongs in every library collection."
— Canadian Book Review Annual
"Written at a grade-three reading level, Fangs and Me has 50 pages divided into ten chapters and eight black-and-white illustrations. . . Rachna Gilmore succeeds in creating a believable tale about a girl who has trouble making friends. . . Gilmore handles her characters with deftness and creates a plot line that will be interesting to young readers."
— Canadian Children's Literature