by Stéphanie Boulay, ills. Agathe Bray-Bourret
This book will be welcomed by both the families for whom it was most likely written and also by all families that want to teach their young children acceptance of others. Its message is important.
Riley is lucky to have his older sister Regina. She cares about her little brother and wants to figure out what is leading him to cry all the time. She industriously works on this, talking to Riley, drawing pictures, and thinking about what she knows about herself and how this might help. Together, Riley, Regina and their dad address what is going on.
The importance of Riley, and by extension, others being who they are is the important message of this vibrantly illustrated story. It is a good title for school library shelves.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. Al opinions are my own.