Saturday, April 26, 2014


Title: Why Are You Fighting, Davy?
Author: Brigitte Weninger
Illustrator: Eve Tharlet
Publisher: North-South Books

Ages: 4-8

"It was a hot summer's day. Davy and his friend Eddie were 
playing by the brook.
'Let's build a dam,' Eddie suggested.
I don't know how,' said Davy.
'Leave it to me!' said Eddie, 'I build the best dams in the world.'
'all right,' said Davy. 'You build the dam and I'll make a boat. 
I build the best boats in the world.'
They both set to work."

Synopsis: Davy and Eddie are best friends but when they decide one summer day to build a dam so they can float a toy boat, things don't turn out the way they'd hoped and a friendship is in danger of sinking fast!

Why I liked it: Ms. Wenniger spotlights a universal theme when two best friends argue over something silly as a runaway boat and a broken dam.  Illustrations by Ms. Tharlet help convey the story's emotional outburst as well as the sadness Davy and Eddie feel when they discover they actually miss each other's company. A wonderful ending awaits when  the two best friends discovers compromising and teamwork helps strengthen their friendship.


  1. Nice take on the friendship theme. Sounds cute.

    1. Hi Genevieve! It's a sweet story and lovely illustrations...

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  2. I love that you are doing children's books - you did this last you, too, if I recall correctly. Sure wish I knew of your blog when my kids were little! I didn't do A2Z myself this year, but am enjoying getting in on the fun a bit!

    1. Hi Cindy! My "baby" is 25 and I STILL love reading children's books. I read to my summer camp kids 3 or 4 books every the end of summer we have gone through 220 books!

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