Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cecil The Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey

This is the story of a very unique family.  I guess you could say they were a bit odd...

Schwartz & Wade sent me a copy of this picture book for review (thank you).  It has been published and is available for sale at your local bookstore.

How such unique parents could have such a boring child is beyond me.  Her father is a topiary gardener and her mother likes to wear tiaras.  They embarrass Ruby. Ruby is a conservative young woman who has three dolls that look just like her and she's tries to ignore her parents for the most part.

When they decide to go on vacation, her father suggests an exotic location and Ruby says:  "No way!"  The next thing that happens is that she ends up in Norway!

The best part of this story is when she gets adopted by baby glacier that just won't leave her alone.  It even follows her to school (how mortifying).  When it saves one of her dolls, she finally begins to see it differently...

We should all celebrate our differences and not be afraid to be unique in our own way.  That's what makes us interesting.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Sounds like a great read, and with all the bullying going on even in the younger grades now, what a great way to share that it's ok to be different, and to celebrate it.