FRINDLE by Andrew Clements is a great example Book Candy – a great, simple read. FRINDLE won’t likely challenge your children’s reading or comprehension – its clear, clean prose makes it a very accessible read. However, this fantastic little story about a boy who is unique, a young man with big ideas and the will to put them to use, will strike a chord with any child who has ever felt different from her peers. And what kid hasn’t? I’m not ashamed to say I cried little tears of happiness at the end of this heart-warming tale (but then I’m kind of mushy).
FRINDLE is a case in point why you don’t want to restrict your child to books that challenge their reading level (like that’s possible, right?). Not sure why CSM rates it 9+, but it might be due to the reading level . . . I think FRINDLE is great for all ages.