Book Review: Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Rating : 4.4 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 8 and up

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Ida B. is a great book about the ups and downs of homeschooling. Katherine Hannigan shows how school can be great for some, while not so great for others. This book was really inspirational in terms of what a person could do when they put their mind to something.

Ida B. was a character whose ingenious ideas could change the world, and I found myself believing in her as much as her own parents did in the book. If we had more people like Ida B. in this world, it would make the world a much better place.

Ida B. is a girl who “quit” school in her mind the very day she started. She walked out of school at the end of day, and said ” Mama, this will not do.” I found this sentence very funny because it was coming out of the mouth of a kindergartner.

It was like they were keeping her in a dungeon. She sounded so defeated. Ida B.’s mother accompanied her to school the next day.

At the end of the day they both walked out with hunched over shoulders, and a defeated look on their face…

“Mama, this will not do.”

“I know.”


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