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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2011
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IL: LG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 560L
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Description

Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.
Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.
But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that. 

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Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/29/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101653876
ASIN:
B00GAHEYKY
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
560
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Patty Lovell. (2011). Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Patty Lovell. 2011. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Patty Lovell, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2011.

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Patty Lovell. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2011.

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Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.
Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.
But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that. 

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        September 17, 2001
        Meet Molly Lou Melon: she's "just taller than her dog," with "buck teeth that stuck out so far, she could stack pennies on them," and a voice that brings to mind "a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor." She also possesses huge insect-like eyes. In fact, young readers may actually gasp when they get a good look at the fearless first-grader in Catrow's (She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head) double spread, extreme close-up portrait. Thanks to her grandmother, the protagonist possesses seemingly indomitable self-esteem—but will it survive a move to a new school and a bully named Ronald Durkin? Newcomer Lovell doesn't offer any real surprises in her fable—there's never any doubt that Molly Lou Melon will charm her classmates with her eccentric talents (which include making a paper snowflake the size of a school room), or that even Ronald Durkin will capitulate and join her fan club. What keeps the storytelling fresh is the crisp prose and the heroine's full-speed-ahead determination; the story never dallies too long on the potentially saccharine message. Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance. Ages 4-8.

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        October 1, 2001
        K-Gr 3-Although first-grader Molly Lou Melon is extremely short, has buck teeth you can stack pennies on and a bull-frog voice, and is clumsy, her grandmother keeps reminding her that if she believes in herself, the world will believe in her, too. When Molly Lou's family moves, and she encounters the school bully, Ronald Durkin, she remembers her grandmother's advice. When he calls her "SHRIMPO!" she beats him at football and, full of self-confidence, meets his other taunts with an astounding array of talents. The intricate snowflake she cuts wins Ronald's admiration and his gift of a stacking penny for her teeth. Catrow's pencil and neon-green-tinged watercolor illustrations suit the exuberant, over-the-top quality of the protagonist and text. The book's message, however, may leave readers wondering if the way to deal with a bully is just to be better at everything, which might not be feasible for many children. Judith Caseley's Bully (Greenwillow, 2001) is more realistic. Still, Lovell's story is good fun, and to believe in oneself, in all one's variability, is a laudable theme.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

        Copyright 2001 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        January 1, 2002
        A small girl with large buck teeth and a funny voice has a grandmother who is just as tiny, but whose big heart and even bigger brains produce some sage advice. Armed with self-confidence, Molly Lou can stand up to any insults from the bully at her new school. While the message may be worthwhile, the watercolors of wide-eyed Molly Lou Melon resemble an unattractive Cindy Lou Who.

        (Copyright 2002 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

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But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that. 

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