The Zebra Wall
Author: Kevin Henkes
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Comedy and Humor
Extended Families, Feelings and Emotions
The Vorlob family is getting ready for the new baby. Since ten-year-old Adine already has four younger sisters, she is used to the routine. But when bossy Aunt Irene shows up to help, things don't go according to plan. Eccentric Aunt Irene shares Adine's bedroom— an event which requires a great deal of adjustment. As Aunt Irene stays even after her mother is home, Adine struggles with the anger and embarrassment she feels toward her aunt.
"Best appreciated by those who like their family stories with spice rather than sugar." — Booklist