Monday, January 2, 2012

Children's Book Review: Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution
Written by:  Pat Miller
Illustrations by: Kathi Ember
Published by: Albert Whitman & Company, 2010
32 pages

"Do you know how to make a resolution?" Squirrel asked Bear. "Is it like making a snack?"

Bear laughed. "Resolutions are more important than snacks."

"More important than snacks?" said Squirrel. "What is a resolution?"

Squirrel knows that New Year's Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year's resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own...

* I thought this would be a great book to read to the kids with the beginning of the new year.....and it was!  In this story, Squirrel visits with and helps her friends with their New Year's resolutions, but she can't think of her own.  It's great because as we were reading and my daughter asked, "What is a resolution?" the book answered it for her with a kid-friendly explanation.  We saw different examples of resolutions that can be made.  This book became a  great discussion starter for what kind of resolutions my own kids could make.  My daughter is going to work on listening the first time to her mommy and daddy and my son is going to be better at trying new foods. We'll see how this goes!

Family Rating:  2 thumbs up!

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