Written by Beverley Allinson, Illustrated by Barbara Reid. Scholastic Canada
Effie the ant wants someone to talk to, but her voice is SO LOUD. All the bugs run when they see her coming. But one creature doesn’t see her at all. Only Effie’s LOUD voice can save everyone from being squashed!
Available in French
Effie is a gem!
— Quill and Quire
The humour and verve with which it is told and illustrated make it stand out. The first page…will fascinate children
— School Library Journal
Allinson’s simple, straight-forward text is complimented perfectly by Reid’s rollicking Plasticine compositions.
— Publisher’s Weekly
This is a charming story about being different and how every different characters can be friends.
— Canadian Library Association
What makes this book irresistible is the wonderful artwork of Barbara Reid
— Canadian Materials
Much fun is added to the story by Barbara Reid’s inventive Plasticine pictures.
— Kids Toronto
Age and curriculum suggestions
- Pre-school to grade two
- Friendship, speaking out