While I felt the story was “too grown up” to have been told by the seven-year-old narrator, I do believe the story was very well thought out and offers a valuable lesson for both children and adults, alike.
The Iron Giant is a film every family should own. I became so engrossed in the film that I forgot it was animated. The characters are real, the plot strong, and the storyline emotional?so emotional in fact, I found myself teary-eyed by the end of the film.
While the happy ending may not reflect the cold realities of early stepfamily life, it will give stepchildren hope about the potential for feeling loved and accepted by a new stepparent.
Ever since my daughter came into this world, I’ve been fascinated by her amazing growth rate. Not her physical growth, but her mental growth. Things like her fine motor skill development, and her ability to perceive and communicate with others has always fascinated me.
Toddlers are bundles of energy, and they love to run, jump, tumble, and explore all the wonderful things their legs and feet help them do. However, when children this age are angry or frustrated, they tend to lash out with their voices, hands and feet (anyone who has been kicked by a tantrum-throwing toddler knows how much it can hurt!).
I highly recommend this book to parents who are concerned about the impact that their divorce may have on their children, and to adult children of divorce who are struggling to understand how their parents’ divorce has impacted their lives.
The No-Cry Sleep Solution is a must have for parents of babies (newborn to 2-years-old). If it wasn’t for this book, I’m not sure how our sanity would be right now.
In a society of many nationalities, it’s only a matter of time before a child wonders who God really looks like. How can God say He made man in His own image when we obviously have many different features? In Aunt Ruby, Do I Look Like God? children are allowed to wonder this age-old question, but then in the twinkle of an eye, they’re given the reassurance they need in knowing that “yes, they do look like God and so does everyone else in the world.”