Not so tall for six by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author who brought us the gorgeous and informativeAn Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy. Not so tall for six is not like those books - I should get that out of the way.
Kylie Bell is the not-so-tallest kid in first grade. Generally, she doesn't let her size get her down, but a new large bully-type boy in her class is not letting her forget it.
Kylie deals with the (mild) bullying by thinking about her family forebears: polite Great-great Grandmother, fast Big Brother, brave Great-uncle. Her decency and courage win the day. This is a sweet, kicky book with Southwestern details and scenery - just right for a shrimpy kid with a big heart.