Top positive review
best kids book ever
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2018
this book is wonderfully illustrated and such an amazing story of Vasya Kandinsky growing up. I felt such a strong connection to his story,
I actually originally got this book from the library. I had found it through googling on my kindle about cute illustrated kids books. Of course recommendations popped up, I made a list, checked our local library and I got a huge stack of super cool kids books to read to my little four year old friend. I was so excited to go through the books with her. Anila. And I am not sure why I saved This title for last. We had Pout Pout Fish, and Mr McGee and the Sea, Bats at the Beach, Beckle, and don't take your Alligator to School. GREAT GREAT selection/ collection. We had Those Darn Squirrels also, but she refused to hear about an old man being mean to squirrels. :-)
Anyway, I am reading the books to her.. and I Always embellish the stories.. she Is four, adding silly comments about the pictures, adding to the story line.. well, when I got to this book it all went as normal.. (*and I hadn't read the book ahead of time) But, something about his parents treating the boy sorta mean, and not understanding his sensitive nature just resonated with me. I felt myself tear up, and I stopped reading to her. I thought, OH NO.. I can not cry in front of this sweet child. Over a silly cute book. So, I was struggling..and of course we had to turn the pages. I did the best I could. I felt like I had totally botched up this Fantastic book for her. Like I always do.. I wanted to hear her opinion about which book was her favorite. I asked her. She pointed to The Noisy Paintbox. We live in boats, on the ocean. I assumed she would pick Pout Pout Fish, which is ADORABLE by the way. I thought, maybe it was all tooooo many books to absorb/remember.. I spread them out, and said are you sure? and talked alittle about the titles. She adamantly, no, This is my favorite one. I was so Happy I hadn't ruined it for her.
photo of Anila attached, she is a special little friend. Whom I believe to be an "old soul". So grown up for her young years.
it actually made me cry. Not sure why it gave such strong emotions, but it is my very fav kids book.