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Oh My Gosh...This might be my new favorite childrens book!
on November 16, 2010
My son asked to buy this at his school book fair. He is in the 2nd grade and is into chapter books now but really wanted this book. Upon arriving home he immediately began reading it to his little sister, a 1st grader, and the family friends that happened to be visiting. He was so animated while he was reading that it took us grown-ups back to a time when we use to sit in our grade school classrooms and have the teachers read to us! The rhythm of the passages made it easy for him to read as well. And the ending... wonderful to say the least! I wanted him to read it again as soon as he was done.
I have recommended this to all my friends with young children. The illustrations are beautiful and I find my two children with the book just looking at the pages just to see what they missed the last time they looked at it.
Yes, it has a wonderful message as well. The power of positive choices and influences and my kids understood this too. We have children's books all over our house and this one is now residing in our 'favorites' section along with Dr Seuss and a few others.
We have decided to video tape my son reading it since we enjoy the book and how he reads it. We will be sending the video with the book to some young friends for Christmas (and I will get my copy as well!)