The Goody

The Goody by Lauren Child is a fun, relatable book with subject matter that resonates with all ages: what does it take to be a nice person? Chirton is considered “the Goody” in his family because he always behaves: he eats his broccoli, cleans his rabbit’s cage, and goes to bed without a fuss. His sister Myrtle, however,  never does what anyone tells her and gets away with everything, as far as Chirton can see. The book deals honestly and sensitively with the pressures of being “the good child” and the ways in which children navigate sibling rivalries and family dynamics. This is a sweet and meaningful read.