Fiction Books Visiting You (18)

Visiting You (18)

Visiting You (18)
Item No. 1409
ISBN-13 978-1-925335-66-8
Subject Fiction Picture Book Community Love Hope Loss Tolerance Diversity Family Issues Grief
Format Hardcover
# of Pages 32
Size 10" x 10 1/2"
Author Shelberg, Rebecka Sharpe
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group
Date Published 2018
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
 
$17.99
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Book Reviews:
"The gentle balance of colour and emotion reveal memories and the child's growing understanding that he need not fear strangers who appear gruff and scruffy, different and intimidating. That beneath the obvious differences of a person, there often dwells a story worth sharing and a reason to love. This is a mighty concept to grasp in our modern day world ... it promotes a phenomenal sense of humanity, of not judging a book by its cover."

Setting out to visit a loved one, a child curiously asks a fellow commuter, "Who are you going to visit?" In answer to this simple question, the child learns about the love and loss in the life of a stranger: a father who lives apart from his small daughter, a husband who has lost his wife, a granddaughter who is forgotten by her grandfather, and a mother who fears for her son’s recovery. After each conversation, the child understands that the other commuters have someone in their lives that they love "as much as I love you," and it is this understanding that allows the child to explore the most universal of human experiences: the power of love in the many different forms that it can take. Visiting You also explores a sense of community. Under her mother’s supervision, a young child reaches out and connects with the people around them; they’re not scared of strangers, or people who might ‘look’ scary, or people who are different to them. Sometimes it can take conscious decision and determination to look past outward appearances. Visiting You encourages us to find the similarities between people instead of focusing on differences, to recognize some part of ourselves in the life of a stranger.