A FEW WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR
Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright fondly remembers ROBUST ROBERTA. She was a child that had been loved so much that she was busting out of her own skin with the cookies and the ice cream and the lollipops and the pies and the cakes that she was given every day to make her smile. When she goes off to school she finds herself often alone, except at lunchtime where she makes friends with her cookies and her cakes and her pies and her lollipops.
Robust Roberta is a sad memory of mine from when I counseled young children She was referred to me simply because she just didn’t quite fit in with the other athletically built, designer brand dressed, socially outgoing children. The children and the teachers both felt she was badly misplaced in “their” school. She persevered with her lunchbox of goodies and made their school “hers.”