Did Nia Choose The Worst Pet Ever?
- Alfie And Nia Have Something Special In Common, But Will That Be Enough?-
There are two white pages about a quarter of the way into the book. On the left, is a small grayscale image of Nia and on the right a small grayscale image of Alfie. This is a sign that the preceding pages were told by Nia and the next few pages are to be told by Alfie.
Alfie sees something special in Nia immediately. And when she shares with him that they are both six he is happier than ever. The home she provides him is perfect. She introduces him to her animal friends (stuffed animals), she dances, gives him special gifts (of which he has never received), and she even makes him laugh. (Of course, it is a “feeling inside” laugh. The illustration shows that his mouth remains in a neutral position.)
So if Alfie is so happy, why does he disappear?
What Concerned Me: Nothing
What I Liked Most: The illustrations are exceptionally well done with ink and watercolor. The story is sweet and can be a springboard for talks about different perspectives as well as attempting to understanding what others might be feeling. Though the story is simple, the coupling of engaging illustrations makes this a book I would definitely recommend.
Author/Illustrator: Thyra Heder
- Approx. Word Count: 538
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Pages: 32 AMAZON