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Great Conversation & Question Starters
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2019
We have been preparing for a big move to another state for quite a while. We have a 2.5 & 4 year old. We read books about moving just about everyday to prepare them for such a big move & I do believe it helps immensely.
This particular book is wordy in some areas, especially in the beginning (this kind of stuff drives me nuts). I also feel it’s a bit repetitive in areas not necessary or really relatable for children. What I like is, that it addresses some important things. And the book has sparked questions & conversations with our kids.
Two things stood out to me. First, they talk about packing everything & not leaving their things behind (my kids have really worried about leaving their things behind). Of all the other moving books we read this directly talks about packing ALL their things, including brother bears toys & books.
Second, brother bear asks about leaving friends behind. The parents then express how they are leaving their friends behind too but how they can stay in touch with them by writing or visiting. The parents also talk about making new friends & when they get to the new house brother bear find plenty of other cubs to become friends with.
I also want to mention that they move into a fixer-upper. They don’t go into detail with the fixing of but at the end it’s all beautifully fixed up.
Other moving books to check out (all on Amazon):
Boomer’s Big Day by Constance W. McGeorge (our family favorite)
Big Ernie’s New Home by Teresa & Whitney Martin