This is a very good book to begin teaching children to verbalize their feelings. Although fly’s reaction to Pig’s statement is quite positive, the book will also open the opportunity to talk to children about the fact that verbalizing how you feel doesn’t always turn out the way you’d like it to. So other skills need to be put into practice at that time.
This is a book that most parents will want to share with their children. It is about family, working together and being satisfied with what you have, regardless of what others have or do. Beautiful illustrations and a great story.
I really appreciated seeing two types of people, Author Paul Reynolds, who I hear is the organized, rule follower, and Author Peter Reynolds, Paul’s twin, who is always creating and dreaming team up to write this book. And I loved that Rafael and Maya ended up working together on their project. Going Places is a wonderful example of personality types blending their talents. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and fun. I highly recommend this book which should open great discussions.
I absolutely love the colorful illustrations and the fact that this simple story can be such a useful tool in opening discussions about friendship, cooperation, and even the ending. (I won't give it away.)