Thursday, January 1, 2015

Mia’s Thumb by Abuja Stille - OPTIONAL

Still, Ljuba. Mia’s Thumb, PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2013.  $16.95. Content: G. 

Mia loves to suck her thumb. It comforts her in all of the scary, exciting, or overwhelming moments in her life. Mia’s family desperately wants her to stop sucking her thumb and tells her all of the reasons to do so. Mia finally stops sucking her thumb once Grandma models the thumb-sucking behavior. 

I thought the family in this book came off too severe! They weren’t very understanding or supportive of helping Mia in the process of sucking her thumb. I liked how the author demonstrated why Mia continued to suck her thumb at the beginning of the book and I thought that the illustrations were unique (although somewhat lackluster) because of the collage technique, but the rest of the book was very unsympathetic and ended very abruptly. 

PRE-K, EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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