Yay! Here’s a children’s book with big, vivid, adorable illustrations, by Noah Z. Jones, and a delightful story, by Margie Palatini, that teaches an important lesson. How can anyone ask for more than that in a children’s book?
Stuff ($16.99, Harper Collins, ages 4-7) is a story about Edward, an adorable rabbit who has collected so much stuff in his house that it takes over his entire life. Even though his best friends suggest that Edward get rid of some of his many possessions, he continues to collect even more. One day something happens that makes Edward realize that all his stuff is taking over his life, and he decides to do something about it.
I know I could sure relate to the message in this book, and I am sure there are many more Americans who can as well. Why not teach our children this valuable lesson now, so their lives are not taken over one day by a whole bunch of stuff?! I think the holidays are a perfect time to read Stuff to the children in your life (and maybe to yourself, too).
– Reviewed by Debbie Glade