And colours and the kid having some sort of eargasm from listening to music on the bus He s little enough to have to hold his grandmother s hand the sophistication of his reaction to music probably extends to I liked itI also couldn t stand Nana She s basically a virtue signalling harpy When the kid asks why a blind man can t see she gives him some airy fairy answer about how he sees with his other senses when the kid probably ust wanted to know why his eyes didn t work the way his did When the kid says he wishes he had an iPod like the other boys on the bus Nana tells him to impose on the guy holding a guitar How does she know the guy is okay Playing In Front Of Strangers Maybe He in front of strangers Maybe he ust trying to get from Point A to Point B without being harassed by an old woman with a sense of entitlement Sure in this case the guy starts playing voluntarily but then Nana gives the kid a look and he feels he has to give away the coin the bus driver gave him I bet Nana s the sort of person
Who Ll Throw Him A ll throw him a party and then make him donate all his presents to charityMaybe I m too cynical for this Or maybe I ust don t like books that try. Colby Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town Each .
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were announced one very special picture book hasannounced one very special picture book has found itself showered with accolades and thrust in the center of attention This book which was somewhat overshadowed in the past year received not only a Caldecott Hono
It no longer surprises me when I am not excited by the books that receive the prestigious Newberyno longer surprises me when I am not excited by the books that receive the prestigious Newbery Caldecott Awards I am not excited by Last Stop on Market Street the 2016 Newbery Winner and Caldecott Honor book as well The illustrations are interesting but I found them predictable The storyline is sweet and with a great message you don t have to be rich with money to be rich in other ways We can use titles that show how being poor isn t only about pain and suffering but can be about living life to the fullest Beyond that I don t have much to say in support And aren t these two awards supposed to be about books chock full of things to get excited about Nope This was a definite miss for me I can t believe it won the NewberyI have a feeling that much of this book s premise and intent would go right over kids heads Especially when it starts waxing poetic about sunsets. Every Sunday after church CJ and his grandma ride kids heads Especially when it starts waxing poetic about sunsets. Every Sunday after church CJ and his grandma ride bus across town But today CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend. Way too hard to look like they re promoting
Virtuous BehaviourOh And ThebehaviourOh and the are also terrible So there s that A bit to didactic for my taste but it is undeniably a great tool to encourage many conversations with your child about how diverse people are My son was endlessly fascinated by the guy covered in tattoos Nana how come we don t got a carBoy what do we need a car for We got a bus that breathes fire and old Mr Dennis who always has a trick for youThis book is about a black little boy and his grandmother who live in The CityWHAT I LIKED A children s book with a
Black MC That Isn T All Puts On A SeriousMC that isn t all puts on a serious This is an important message A boy and his grandmother spending time together as if this is a normal everyday thing that this is a normal everyday thing That sweet You don t get the idea that grandma is babysitting instead you get the idea that she and CJ regularly spend days together The diversity It s the city and you can really tell You meet all kinds of people in these pages Old young tattooed blind in a wheelchair black brown white different body types etcThe illustrations of the tattooed man are pretty impressive Anti materialism and disc. Estion is met with an encouraging answer from grandma who helps him see the beauty and fun in their routine and the world around th.