Valedictorian, by Guy Lodge, is about 4 sisters, just like my family. The oldest sister is in High School and she got to be valedictorian. Her sisters didn’t know what that meant, and I didn’t either. The book explains that a valedictorian is the person who gets the highest grades in the whole school.
When the big sister was a valedictorian, it made the little sisters in the book want to be a valedictorian too. One of the younger sisters who is just a little bit younger than the bigger sister thought she could do it. She started focusing in school and trying to get good grades so she could also be a valedictorian!
The story was about believing in yourself and achieving your goals. Trying to get A’s or B+’s on all of your work. If you believe it, you can achieve it, and you can become a valedictorian or a salutatorian.
Valedictorian is Helpful
I have had some trouble with math in school, and I didn’t think I would be able to pass the class. I didn’t think I was going to be able to achieve my goals that I worked on all year. There were a couple things I was doing that I wasn’t supposed to, like talking in class. Part of me just thought it didn’t matter and I can just talk, but I knew it was wrong.
This year, I tried something new. I have to actually believe that I can do it, and now I think that I’m going to be able to get good grades. I think if I just keep working on it, I can get a good grade. As long as I try, pay attention, focus, work hard, try not to talk, all that stuff… I think that I can achieve it!
I think most of the kids around the world will really like this book. It could inspire the whole world to want to become a valedictorian. I think the story would be really good for kids that might be struggling in school. It might inspire everyone to work a little harder and try to be a valedictorian.
Now that I know what a valedictorian is, I think I could be become a valedictorian someday. Reading the book will help me keep working hard towards getting good grades. If I was a valedictorian and my sisters saw me, I think I could help my sisters become a valedictorian too. I think that would be very nice to have your family being proud of you. I will also remember that even if I don’t become a valedictorian I will always be perfect and awesome just being myself.
Valedictorian and My Sisters
I read the story to my 3 Sisters (6 years old, 4 years old, and 2 years old). Surprisingly, they actually sat down and listen to the story very nicely. They put their hands in their laps and looked at the pictures when I was reading it. They were being great listeners, and I bet that the book inspired them to try and become a valedictorian too. I think they really liked it.
I think the shirts are great, too. When I wear it to school the teachers might think, “wow, this person really wants to get good grades!” Maybe if I stop paying attention and am wearing the shirt, she might try and help me get those good grades because she probably will know how much I want to be a valedictorian. I also liked that the words on the shirt were shiny when my mom took pictures with the flash.
The Author: Guy Lodge
One day I got to meet the author, Guy, and his wife. They actually live in Phoenix, Arizona near where we live, which is cool. He also autographed our book when I met him, and wrote a little message to me and my sisters. It was special to me that he wrote a message in our book, and then I got to meet him. It’s like knowing a famous person who wrote a really good book, that I think could inspire the world!
Get Valedictorian Today!
You can purchase the book from the Valedictorian website. You can also buy the cool shirts there in lots of different colors!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kiki is a 10 year old who lives in Phoenix, AZ with her parents and 3 little sisters. She is an expert big sister and enjoys reading to her sisters and helping around the house. She is in 4th grade and enjoys math and running on the cross-country team. When she is at home, she likes playing outside with her friends and practicing gymnastics. She hopes to inspire other kids to read while she grows her first business, Storytime With Kiki. She’d love to hear your feedback and recommendations!