Alexandra Hopewell, Labor Coach
Author: Butler Dori H.
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Year Reviewed:: 2006
Review: Alexandra's class is doing a family life project with real eggs. The fifth graders are supposed to show their responsibility by taking care of the assigned egg as if it were a baby. Alex has broken three eggs so far and her "husband" in the project, Reese, provokes her into breaking a fourth. Alex's mother is having a baby so Alex tells the class that that will be her project--being her mother's labor coach. Alex's hard-to-please teacher doesn't understand or doesn't seem to want to. It's an exciting story that will appeal.