Thanks to Here Wee Read for this review!
I appreciate the comments about Chloe’s mom and her way of allowing Chloe to recognize her own mistakes and figure out how to make things right. I wish I was as good a parent as Chloe’s mom! As I told kids during my book launch, I didn’t write a book on empathy because I’m great at it myself. I wrote it as a reminder of how to be a better person!
Nancy DeNise says
I love this story and plan to read it to my preschool class since we are working on friends and how to be a friend. Do you think this age is appropriate for this book. I think they’ll get it with some discussion but I was wondering what your thoughts were for this age. Thanks and keep writing!!
Marcy Campbell says
Nancy! I’m so sorry I just saw this post. I have a new website and somehow missed seeing a few comments I needed to moderate. Anyway…I hope your preschoolers enjoyed the book, but to answer your question, the official age range is right in the Pre-K and K group, though the book just won The Comstock Read Aloud Award for ages 7-9, and I believe it can work across all those ages. With little ones, I like to show the spread with the close-ups of Adrian and Chloe’s faces and ask how they think the characters are feeling and talk about what empathy means. With older kids, they can get more into why kids might lie and when it’s important, or not, to call them out on it. All age groups can talk about imagination. I hope this might help for your next group of preschoolers!