I’m putting this one in the “coffee table books for the middle grade set” category. Which is not necessarily a good thing, but not necessarily a bad thing either.
Well, our traditional Parents’ Days have passed, at least in the United States, and I thought I would take the time to write-up a short post on some books that fall into categories that are not often addressed directly in Children’s Literature; but, are essential, nonetheless.
This book is highly non-objectionable; except, I do not know why it was published.
In short, the book tries to cover too much, in too little space.
From the insecurities of body image to “a” goodbye, to the final goodbye, Dakos weaves humor and pathos into a wonderful collection of poems that will get children talking.
Anytime you have a child interacting with the pages of a book, you are encouraging reading!
Ranging from “at the pond” to “in the dark,” the environments were suitably interesting to capture the imagination of child and parent alike.
This gentle book about caring for a child in the foster care system is beautifully illustrated and delicately written.
A word to the wise, this book is not for the faint of heart. It deals with what happens when plastics end up in the ocean and it does not pull any punches.