Monday, August 5, 2013

The Kiss Box by Verburg - NO

Verburg, Bonnie The Kiss Box, illustrated by Henry Cole.  Orchard (Scholastic), 2011.  $17.  Content: G.  PICTURE BOOK.  

Mama Bear loves her Little Bear, but sometimes she needs to go away.  Little Bear is anxious, until the two of them come up with a  way for them to share their love long distance.  This one scored right off the schmaltz meter.  I could feel my arteries harden as I was reading it.  While it MIGHT be comforting for a young child whose parent has to leave regularly, I can only seeing this nurturing anxiety disorders.  Only for the very, very young and very, very sweet.  

NOT RECOMMENDED.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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