A Tall Tale of Growing Up Different
by Peet Montzingo, Rockwell Sands
Unlike many others, I did not know who Peet was before I began to read this book. I had a very strong sense of who he was by the time I read the last page.
For those who don’t know, Peet was a “normal” height child in a family of little people. In this brightly illustrated, rhyming title, he recounts his experiences growing up. It was not always easy for Peet (or anyone else in his family) but he found his way. His message is that others can too.
This is a children’s picture book but if it is to be read with very young children, and even with older kids, discussion seems important. There is Peet’s own unique story but also a branch out to the ways in which many may feel different or struggle when growing up.
Many thanks to Ginger With a Soul LLC and NetGalley for this title. All opinions are my own.