by Christine L’heureux
This children’s title is really a cautionary tale for the adults in their lives. Caillou and Henry play together at school. When they leave the building Henry’s father is on the phone and ignores his son. In contrast, Caillou’s dad interacts with him.
At home, Caillou’s dad limits screen time and, when Caillou has time with a tablet, his dad plays a game WITH him, not letting the screen become a babysitter. After a specific amount of screen time, Dad reads a book with Cailllou.
Parents may read this book with their toddler to teach them limits and to remind them that there are other activities to enjoy. It also looks to parents to engage with their kids.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.