I absolutely need to tell you about a children's book I just bought and read to my children. The author has no idea that I am doing this, although I could tell her. More on that in a bit.
This book is so much more than a children's book; it is an opportunity to open discussion up between parents and their children about fear, change and letting go AND it is an opportunity for the parent reading the book to learn about fear, change and letting go.
I can honestly tell you that I cried reading this book. I cried for three reasons.
1. There is a wonderful message of learning how to let go, to accept the things that need to change and to not let fear rule you.
2. Reading this book I could hear my Grandmother's voice in my head "reading" it to me as this was written in a manner that my beautiful grandma would tell stories - the poetic descriptions that made the story dance with life in my head.
3. My cousin wrote this book and I am so incredibly proud of her because it is PHENOMENAL!!! Now, I know what you are thinking now. You are thinking that I am promoting this book simply because my cousin wrote it but you couldn't be further from the truth. If my cousin wrote it and it was mediocre, or sucked even, I would tell her it was a great book and never utter a word of it to you all.
This is a matter of MY integrity. I am taking the opportunity to share this book with you because it is truly a great book with a great message that is presented in a soft, loving but clear way that your family will fall in love with. I know we have fallen in love with it; as a matter of fact, we have read it 5 times since getting the book on Monday (and we have not been home most nights...it has come with us!)
To get your very own copy follow this link to Amazon.ca http://www.amazon.ca/Leaf-Maxine-Spence/dp/0986860603/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319173744&sr=1-1-spell. Not from Canada? No worries. Amazon.ca will ship to "almost any address in the world".