It's Different Now...this book hit it spot on. When I was reading it, it sounded just like what my daughter is going through. My daughter has made the same comments that Autumn talks about in the book. Autumn relays her story to her younger sister and is easy for kids to follow. I liked how the author had activities for the kid to do in the back of the book and made them answer questions and think about life.
I enjoyed reading this book with my daughter and navigating the pandemic through her eyes. The author captured all the examples of how things are different now for our kids. The examples are all thoughts that our children are not only experiencing, but are having to learn to live in their new reality. This book provided an opportunity for discussion on how things may be different now, but how we can also see what we can be thankful for. We can be thankful for more time with family, our health and new opportunities. Love the ending! A good read to facilitate conversation with our children around today's events.
My daughter and I read the book together and she loved it. She wants to be a big sister now. Oh Lord lol. I really enjoyed how it showed how much love and support from a older sibling will motivate you!
Told from a child's point of view, this is heartfelt story is about the changes that have taken place since the rise of the Covid-19 virus. the author does a wonderful job of describing how a child might feel about not going to school, not seeing friends, social distancing, and wearing masks; the storyline is very realistic. At the same time, the author reassures children that there are positive aspects of being quarantined at home with family, including using the extra time to be productive. Ultimately, this book encourages children that their sad feelings, while valid, will not last forever.
Doctor endorsed book about helping kids cope in the pandemic!
As a doctor, I think this is a perfect book to get any child who is struggling with how the Covid pandemic has changed our lives. There are many positive messages in this book about how to focus on the positive when times are hard and to find creative solutions to tough situations. A great read!
This is a great book that captures all of the emotions in this pandemic. It really highlights the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of a child right now. As a teacher, I recommend this as a teaching tool to explain why/how the world changed.
There are so many rules for children to comprehend in the pandemic lockdown. In the story the young girl has many frustrations and misses the normal life. She managed to overcome her sadness by starting her own business on social media meeting people and making friends. I like the story a lot and as an added bonus comprehension questions an activity pages engages children to learn and have fun.
A wonderful story about a little girl who let's her imagination go wild when wondering what her little sister be like when she grows up. It's not just a fun, heart warming story about sisterly love but also about sisterly support.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story is perfect for any young child. It's my daughter's favorite bedtime story, would recommend as a gift or an addition to any school library.
This is a sweet story about an older sister looking out for her baby sister and thinking of all the endless possibilities for her baby sister’s future. Have two girls myself, this really hit home for me, as I see my oldest always looking our for her baby sister! The illustrations are nice too!
This is a cute book for any big sister or someone who is going to become one. It allows for imagination and shows sisterly love. There is an additional activity at the end of the book that is a bonus. Nice illustrations too!
This is a great book that teaches kids that they can become everything they want! It also promotes love and care between brothers and sisters and shows that they need to support each other. Overall, very nice read!
What a great story about supporting siblings. This story helps readers understand the bonds siblings hold and how important it is to support each other to accomplish dreams. It’s cute how the big sis imagines all these wonderful things for her little sister.
I’m giving this book 5 stars because it hits the mark. It is engaging, fun and inspiring. I especially loved the line “our melanin is magic”. The comprehension questions at the end of the book were also a good touch.
I absolutely loved this book. I’m a little sister and I have a big sister rooting for me. Despite, the baby’s skin or fear, her big sister will always have her back. I love the sisterhood and positive self fulfilling prophesy in this books. Speak life in others and they will prosper!
I thought this was such a cute story. I loved how the older sister spoke positivity into her little sisters life and offered to help her. This is a great story to read to siblings. The big sister encourages her little sister to teach for the stars and go after her dreams. Love the message!
I bought this book for my two younger cousins. I gave it to them today and the oldest one read it to her little sister. They liked it and said they will read it every night. The presentation was beautifully designed and wrapped. I will definitely be purchasing any additional books that are released.
Sisterly Love ???? The illustrations are beautiful. The author has done a great job writing a book not only on sisterly love but on children thinking about their future and who they want to be when they grow up. You can be anything you want to be when you grow up. This book can give other children ideas about their future. It also gives children different career options and what they can do. Throughout this story, I enjoy how Autumn supports her sister Ari. Not only we see sister love but we also can see sister support. I love it! I also enjoy the comprehension questions and the mini trivia at the end. This helps readers reflect on what they read and learned.
Planting the seeds for Big Achievement
Meet Ari and Autumn. You will want to remember their names. This is because there a quiz at the end. Don’t worry you won’t be graded.
This wonderfully illustrated storybook is designed not only to entertain, but also educate. It’s an aspirational and stereotype breaking presentation that many older children may have with their younger siblings. You will enjoy the bright positive future shared by a Big sister with her Little sister’s future.
I read this book to my daughter! She loved the books interactive questions and stickers in the back! She said “she enjoyed the book” She likes the relationship between the sisters in the book! It encourages my daughter to be the best big sister she can be! Great job Tabbatha!
I love the living relationship between the two sisters and how Autumn is the perfect role model and loving big sister. She lets her sister know that they can do and accomplish anything in life because they are special and their “melanin is magic.” I also love the comprehension questions in the back of the book in order to help develop good readers. What a loving book that is great for siblings to read together. I definitely recommend for readers K-2.
The book is amazing. It’s extremely important that our African American princess are kept aware and informed of their ability to accomplish everything their hearts desire.
Proud of the author and all her accomplishments ????