Skip to main content

Book Review: Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody by Brenda Poage

Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody!: Book One in the Ima Nobody Series

In Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody, Brenda Poage introduces us to Ima, a little girl with a lot of problems. First, there's her name. How can a little girl with a name like Ima Nobody feel good about herself? Then there's her looks. Her red hair is all tied up in a knot on top of her hair, her front teeth stick straight out and her knobby knees knock together when she walks.

So the fact that bratty little Billy Do-good, her neighbor and classmate, picks on her is not a surprise. But on the first day of first grade, Ima becomes friends with Junie, who helps her cope with the bullying. They come up with a great plan for Ima to compete in the school Olympics and beat Billy once and for all.

Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody is a fairly realistic example of bullying, with kids calling each other names and sticking their tongues out at each other. I think it would be good for elementary kids who are dealing with bullying in their own lives. My son is in kindergarten, and I chose not to read it to him yet. I honestly don't want to introduce all the name calling and bullying at his age since he's not dealing with it at school yet. But I think it would be good for slightly older elementary kids or any young children who may be dealing with bullying.

This review was written based on a copy of Ima Nobody Becomes Somebody that I received from the author.

Comments

  1. Hi. Julie -

    I just wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog a couple of weeks ago and stop by your blog...and apologize for not stopping by sooner.

    It turns out my settings got messed up, and I wasn't seeing any of my comments...since January! I wondered why no one was commenting... Believe it or not, I've been blogging for years, so this is pretty embarrassing. Anyway, it's fixed now, so I'll be much more responsive!

    Oh, and you commented that you can't wait until your son can read on his own. Yes, that's pretty great, when everyone can read his own book. But our boys are 12 and 15 now, and we still love to read aloud to them! We also enjoy listening to audio books together. I also love sharing books with my boys now that they're older. You have a lot to look forward to!

    I'm enjoying your blog -

    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think I'm still on the fence about this one, but I'll still give it a shot. I agree though, probably good for a little bit older readers. Most likely middle grade would be my guess. I'll have to let you know what I think when I get done with it! Thanks for the review!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mundie Moms are hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop in honor of Independence Day in the United States, and I've decided to participate.

To stick with the theme of Independence Day, I'm doing what I did last year for this hop:

I'm giving away a book of your choice that is written by an author from the United States.
It can be any genre as long as the author is from the United States. You choose the book (up to $15), and I'll order it and have it mailed to you from Book Depository.

The contest ends on Thursday, July 5th at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a safe and fun holiday!

Enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now check out all of the other giveaways you can enter at the links below!

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

This week, I'm participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer.

I'm giving away a book of your choice 
up to $10 from Book Depository.
It's that simple. Just visit  Book Depository and choose any book that is selling for $10 or less.

This giveaway is open to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address (click here to check). The contest ends on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be picked using Random.org and notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what book you want to win.

Check out all the other participants in the giveaway hop!

Freedom Giveaway Hop

Simply Stacie and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer are hosting the Freedom Giveaway Hop in honor of Independence Day in the United States, and I've decided to participate.

To stick with the theme of Independence Day:

I'm giving away a book of your choice that is written by an author from the United States.
It can be any genre as long as the author is from the United States. You choose the book (up to $15), and I'll order it and have it mailed to you from the vendor of my choice.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite U.S. author (this doesn't have to be the author of the book you choose if you're the winner). Include your email address so I can contact you if you win. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only. I've decided to open this up to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address.

For extra entries:
Leave a separate comment if you follow My Book Retreat through Google Frie…