Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter

By VAN VLEET, Carmella

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ISBN
9780823429448
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 3–6—Eliza Bing, 11, is not a big, fat quitter, or is she? Her track record isn't great. She has a history of not following through with activities—Junior Scouts, gymnastics, tap, piano…. So, when she wants to sign up for a cake-decorating class with her bakery loving friend, her parents flat-out say no. Eliza strikes a nearly impossible deal with her parents: if she can finish a tae kwon do class o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Eleven-year-old Eliza, who has ADHD, <i>really</i> wants to take a cake-decorating class. When she overhears her parents discussing ho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

Though eleven-year-old Eliza has a history of quitting activities—with her ADHD, she “just got bored fast”—when she tries to complete an entire taekwondo course, she realizes she has more focus and persistence than she thought. Believable family exchanges make Eliza’s predicament relatable. Her dad, for example, is money-conscious after losi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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