We have been Reading Patricia Polacco books in school. Here is an essay on two of them.
People may not be what they seem at first. In both stories My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and Chicken Sunday someone is not what they seem to be. (Mr. K and Richard.) This has happened to me before with Sam. We met at the Scarsdale pool. We started to hang out and we quickly became friends. I had to leave soon and I didn’t see him again until the beginning of school. We had gone to the same school but we were never really good friends. We decided to have a playdate. I went to his house and we went in his basement. We started playing NBA2K18. I didn’t know how to play the game. I took all my timeouts asking him to tell me how to play defense or at least pass. He started to call me garbage. I started to get annoyed and just quit the game. I had learned that he wasn’t really how he seemed and we stopped being friends. That taught me that people may not be what they seem at first.
In the beginning of the book Richard is nice to Patricia only in front of their grandma. He was nice to her and treated her nice. When they were alone it was a different story. They would always argue and compete with each other. One time when they were picking blackberries Richard said “ Bet I can pick more blueberries than you can.” This shows that he was competitive. Richard is also mean because he won’t let Patricia win a competition. In Chicken Sunday the kids think that Mr. Kodinski is grumpy and mean. They became friends and learned that he is actually friendly. They had just never learned it. They had both misjudged each other.
People may not be what they seem at first. In the book My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, Richard was mean to Patricia. He was competitive and challenged her at everything. He was mean to Patricia throughout the book. But at the end of the story Patricia falls off the Merry-Go-Round! Richard reacted bravely and carried Patricia home and then ran to get a doctor. In Chicken Sunday, Mr. Kodinski blames the kids for throwing eggs at the store. They think that Mr. Kodinski is mean for blaming them. They decided to make eggs and forgive him. They end up learning that he is nice.
Patricia was also mean to her brother throughout the book. She was trying to beat her brother and they were mean to each other. When Richard saved her she was nice to him and thanked him. She was nice to Richard. In Chicken Sunday Mr. Kodinski was blaming the kids for throwing eggs at his store. The kids didn’t want him to think that they were bad kids so they made eggs for Easter and gave them to him. Mr. Kodinski. He forgave them and they became friends and they learned that he was actually nice.
People may not be what they seem at first. It shows that in both books, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and Chicken Sunday somebody doesn’t seem or act the same at the end. It also happened to me and maybe to you. This shows that people may not always be what they seem at first.