Thursday, March 27, 2014

Whimsy's Heavy Things

Submitted by Ms. Amanda!
Everyone has stress in their life, or been down from time to time, even kids. Whimsy’s Heavy Things by Julie Kraulis is about just that. This book is not for everyone, not for a group, but it is a great way to show little ones how to understand the stress and sadness in their lives. Whimsy feels weighted down, and is pictured with black balls surrounding her. The reader can tell she is sad. Whimsy comes up with many ways to deal with her heavy things. She tries to sweep them under a rug, hang them in a tree, fly them in the sky,  and even float them in the sea. Every time her heavy things just came back. Finally, Whimsy decides to try to deal with one heavy thing at a time. She is able to break up her heavy things one by one, with the help of her friends, and the beauty of nature. Whimsy begins to feel lighter and lighter with each heavy thing she breaks into bits. Paired with soft, gentle artwork, this is a sweet story about changing the things that weigh us down into things that lift us up. Share this with a little one who might feel weighed down too. See this book listed in our catalog

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