Realistic (fiction), 1,310 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 660L
Aunt Maggie is coming to visit Adam and his family, which means lots of fun and laughter are in store. Even Adam's neighbor Dario agrees: she is the coolest, most amazing grown-up they know. But when Adam and Dario notice Maggie struggling for breath after a short walk to the park, they realize that her health is in danger. They put their heads together to create a plan to help Maggie make healthier choices--but will she appreciate their suggestions or be offended? Illustrations support the text.
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