Nicky has freckles. They cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted 86 of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.
One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe, for 50 cents. It's a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. At home, he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens.
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
Lately, second grader Freddy Dissel has that left-out feeling. Life can be lonely when you're the middle kid in the family and you feel like the peanut butter part of a sandwich, squeezed between an older brother and a younger sister. But now, for the first time, Freddy has a chance to show everyone how special he is and, best of all, prove it to himself!
Freckle Juice ©1971 Judy Blume; The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo ©1981 Judy Blume; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
Great story about learning to like ourselves just the way we are, it also teaches that changing ones appearance might not be an easy endeavor.
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