Friday, December 2, 2016
Margo's Musings: Soldier
Soldier, is a young porcupine whose quills go a different direction. This means no hugs for Soldier, which makes him sad and his family too. When his dad whittles a flute for Soldier, he plays his beautiful, but sad, music each night. A kind field mouse hears the music, sees what is causing the porcupine so much pain, and hatches a plan to help Soldier get the hugs he so desperately needs. Your heart will melt at the end of this sweet story. We are reminded that we're all unique and that acts of kindness make the world a better place.
My favorite part about reading this book with Margo is that she screams out, "I love you, Soldier" when we get to the field mouse's solution. Making the story even more fun is the adorable Soldier stuffed animal that goes with the book. It's handmade and so cut!
I recommend Soldier to anyone who likes to celebrate what makes us each unique and those who understand that creating a better world starts with personal acts of kindness. After reading this book you'll want to hug more often and brighten someone's day. The writing and illustrations fit perfectly, and if you order the book online it comes in a beautiful envelope (ideal for gift giving :).
Stop by Saturday for a special interview with the author, Kara Van Kirk Levin.
Posted by DMS at 5:00:00 AM