From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–This well-intentioned effort attempts to draw parallels between fanciful notions such as dogs growing on trees or chickens laying cheese and the cruel comments that all children have to endure at one time or another. The text reasons that if one is able to judge such improbable notions as pigs sewing quilts and label them nonsense, then readers should also be able to make that retort to absurd comments made about their character or appearance. However, this leap of logic may be lost on youngsters whose feelings have been hurt. The colorful, child-friendly, collage-style illustrations are fetching and with the adult help, children may grasp the bibliotherapeutic benefit of the book. An additional purchase for collections needing more materials on self-esteem.–Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA
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