From School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 When children at school ask the narrator what his father does for a living, he tells them that his father is a pilot rather than tell them the truthhis father has lost his job due to a factory closing. However, in reality, the little boy is quite glad that his father takes care of him while his mother works. His father fixes his meals, plays games with him, reads him stories, and listens to his fears. The book ends on a hopeful note; the little boy's father is retraining for another job and the little boy, who encounters a friend's father who also stays home all day, accepts that his father's job is to take care of him. Fine line illustrations enhanced with colored pastel hues on a snowy white background mingle well with the text, which brings to life an everyday occurrence and the fears that children can have about their families and their futures. A book that would be best shared on a one-to-one basis, and one that will be especially helpful to children whose families face this common situation. Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind.
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