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Thursday, May 4, 2023

“Zoe and the I Can’t Monkey” by Adrian Lortie
“Zoe and the I Can’t Monkey” by Adrian Lortie 175 263 Reader Views Kids
From its exquisite watercolor illustrations by Natalia Peña, awash with sprightly surroundings, and its sublime prose, this short gem undulates, shifting between an intelligent plot and unique lessons. Zoe, the main character, is a charming and spirited young girl that the author uses to depict every other child’s eye-view of things and the emotional turmoil they experience upon failing all too many times. The presence of her parents, who encourage her and cheer her on, serves to show that children need emotional support as they try out new things and achieve their dreams. read more