I haven’t done a book review for some time so I’m happy to be back with a new one now, especially since it’s a children’s book that moms like me can read to our kids.
This is definitely one book that moms can relate to. Who among us haven’t experienced at least one of our kids refuse to hold our hand when out in public? Who among us haven’t experienced our kids attempt to go off on their own to explore? Who among us don’t worry ourselves sick about our kids getting lost when they do so?
I, for one, have experienced those things. While I think I’ve done a pretty good job reminding my kids how to be safe when we go out, I think that, like the kid in this book, they sometimes don’t get why it’s important.
The nearly six-year-old boy in the book feels that he’s too old to be holding mama’s hand and that he’s old enough to go exploring the mall on his own. That is, until he gets lost. It was only then that he realizes what can happen. Luckily, his mom also taught him well about how to find help if he gets lost and so he eventually found his way back to her.
Although this book is only 12 pages long, it’s short enough to hold a young child’s interest but long enough to impart very valuable life lessons. If you’re child is at that stage wherein he or she is already showing signs of wanting to be more independent, this book could be helpful to you in teaching your child about safety.
I love that the book uses rhyming words. I believe it makes the story more fun for the kids to hear. I also love that the illustrations are cute and minimal, not overpowering the text at all.
I’m all for entertaining children’s books that are educational too. This one is exactly that and so I definitely recommend it.