Almost Zero

Almost Zero

A Dyamonde Daniel Book

Book - 2010
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Dyamonde really wants red high-top sneakers. Too bad they're so expensive! A classmate tells her it's her mom's job to give her what she needs, but when Dyamonde tries that argument, her mom teaches her a lesson by literally only giving her what she needs. Now Dyamonde is down to almost zero outfits! But then she finds out one of her friends has it much worse, and she's determined to do what she can to help.

Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes' third book starring the unstoppable Dyamonde Daniel will delight fans and new readers alike, with energetic storytelling, relatable situations and Dyamonde's spitfire personality.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
ISBN: 9780399251771
Branch Call Number: J GRI
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Christie, R. Gregory 1971-- Illustrator


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Dyamonde has her eyes on a pair of red sneakers. A girl at school suggests that she just tell her mother that she needs them. Dyamonde isn't sure this technique will work but gives it a try and, of course, it fails. Dyamonde is angry at her mom and her mom finds a creative way to teach Dyamonde a lesson about the difference between need and want: all of Dyamonde's clothes disappear except for some jammies and the clothes she wore that day! "Almost Zero" is a gentle, teaching story with a satisfying outcome, good for grades 2-4.

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