I discovered a new Canadian picture book author who I am very impressed about. You see, I write picture books too. So, I am always interested in picture books by Canadian authors which are different. And Melanie Watt’s books are indeed very different.
For those of you who don’t know much about Melanie, she is an author from Quebec, although her family has moved to many cities in Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Melanie also illustrates all of her books. Melanie currently lives near Montreal, Quebec. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Leon the Chameleon, the Learning with Animals Collection, and most recently Scaredy Squirrel–which I will be reviewing soon.
This is another wonderful book by Melanie! This picture book is about moving and how hard it is for kids to deal with the move. They move away from all of their friends and relatives, and going to their new school for the first time can be very stressful because they don’t know anyone. This book shows how patient parents should be, and how important it is for kids to be kind to others who are new.
This book is wonderfully inspiring and deals with a topic that is important for kids who have to move a lot with parents because of their jobs.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth