This is a wonderful book for independent readers, as well as, those children who love being read to.
The little boy portrayed in the story thinks he’s too grown up to hold on to his mother’s hand. It’s just isn’t cool to hold hands, he’s grown up and can do all sorts of things on his own too. Why does his mother insist on making sure he’s right by her side?
Well, as you can imagine, he does get lost and is frightened. However, he remembers what do to and is soon reunited into the safe embrace of his mother.
I think there’s a valuable lesson here for all children and coming from the little boy’s perspective it will have more weight than from an adult. This is an important structure element the author has used and I believe it is very effective.
The illustrations are warm and friendly. They reflect the very essence of the story well.
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. I think your children will enjoy this story. It will also give you the opportunity to discuss independence with them. When is it a good time to try to do things on their own and when is it not?