Maddie Maxwell is mad because her jump rope is missing! But have no fear, because she’s sure she knows who took it. Mad Maddie Maxwell written by Stacie K. B. Maslyn and illustrated by Jane Schettle is a wonderful lesson for us all that angry accusations are never an effective way to problems solve. When we’re mad we often say words we later regret and must learn to ask forgiveness from God and from the people we’ve hurt.
With the narrative written in a sing-song rhythm, Mad Maddie Maxwell is a story that can be read over and over to young readers. It can lead to a discussion of emotions, the power of words, prayer, and repentance (or the importance of keeping your room clean)!