*I received a product sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
My 8 year old has ADHD. She struggles with trying to please everyone. She had a lot of trouble in school last year but is doing amazing this year. However, she still sometimes struggles at home especially with a sister that seems to do everything right. I thought she would identify with this story and I was right.
About the book:
Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question. Her reading voice is quiet, not strong and loud. And her desk?—?well, keeping her desk neat is a challenge. When it’s time to make thank-you cards for a class visitor, Rose’s art supplies turn her workspace?—and her?—?into a colorful mess. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all? A cheerful and empowering picture book for the child whose talents lie in unconventional areas, and those still searching for their strengths.
About the Author:
Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to children’s books full time. Two Speckled Eggs is the first book that she has written and illustrated. She lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.
What Elle (8) thinks:
Rose tried everything to get a star on the blackboard but she never did. Then Mr Sullivan was telling the class about artists. Mrs. Benson checked everyone's desk for neatness but she didn't make it to Roses desk. Then they had to make thank you card and Rose got all messy. Rose ended up with a star, she made an awesome thank you card and had a neat desk. I think the lesson here is never give up and good things will happen.
I do really good at school but I relate to this book because sometimes I feel like it's so hard to do what I'm supposed to at home. I try so hard but sometimes I get in trouble. This book taught me to never give up and keep trying.
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