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Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: That's Nat!
Natalie has big five-year-old dreams for her future. So big, that her heart gets thumpy with excitement. Nat uses her very own words to tell about her hopes, struggles, and adventures. This makes the Thats Nat! series perfect for young readers just ready for chapter books. Is There Something Better than Being a Star? Natalie tries out for the lead part in the Sunday school play. But not-so-nice Sasha lands the part instead. Being the star is all Natalie can think aboutuntil something more important catches her heart.
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Childrens Book 2015 and multiple Moms Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Childrens Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Childrens Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
Vermont Mom4 Stars Out Of 5Natalie Really Very Much Wants to Be a StarSeptember 4, 2014Vermont MomQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My 7 year old loved this book. Fun and entertaining, with good values.
holy4himCarthage, MOAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 10, 2009holy4himCarthage, MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleThis book is funnier than the first. Plus also, Natalie learns the true meaning of Christmas, a valuble lesson for our children today! The author does an excellent job of writing from the perspective of a 5 1/2 year old. The thoughts and feelings are believable and age-appropriate. The word "stupidhead" is used twice, showing Natalie's frustration. We used this opportunity to discuss how everyone has to learn appropriate ways to handle disappointments. No one is perfect. But at just the right time, through Jesus, God will teach us what is important.
L:isa Holt2 Stars Out Of 5June 25, 2009L:isa HoltMy daughter (age 8) enjoyed book 1, but was disappointed with this book. Natalie has a bad, selfish attitude throughout the book, which somewhat resolves at the end, but not fully enough for my daughter's satisfaction. Her biggest disapointment, however, was the repeated use of the word "stupidhead"; a word that would be a huge no-no at our house.