There Must be More Than That!
Author & Illustrator: Shinsuke Yoshitake
Ages: 5 to 8 years old
This book is a fantastic leap into the mind of a young child burdened with her older sibling’s doom-and-gloom predictions for the future.
The world can be a scary place for a kid right now.
Kids are grappling with the effects of COVID-19 the world over.
Then there is:
parental job loss, and
the climate change crisis, and
protests in the street, and
food shortages, and
what will happen to Grandma and, most importantly,
WHAT WILL I HAVE FOR DINNER?
This book is a fantastic leap into the mind of a young child burdened with her older sibling’s doom-and-gloom predictions for the future. Upset, they go to grandma who assuages their fears and shows them that beyond all the predictions of bad things lies the possibilities of good things.
Armed with this new perspective, our young protagonist charges into her day repositioning every perceived negative into infinite possibilities of alternative positive outcomes. Some fun, some silly, some practical, some not.
Yoshitake’s illustrations are clean and simple, the color palette soothing, appealing to both younger audiences and the adults reading to them.
This book will empower little ones with the idea of self-determination. It is a powerful reminder to us all that we have a hand in deciding our future.
More books for this Age Group can be found here.
My thanks to Chronicle Books for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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