Friday, 4 April 2014

Review: 'Rules Are Rules' by Julie Scandora

Rules Are Rules by Julie Scandora, 2008, Book Publishers Network, $17.95, hardbound, 32 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: very good. Where we got it: author. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble.  

This story is about a little girl named Maya who is expected to give her aunt a kiss, but doesn't feel comfortable doing so. Angry, she goes to 'her' forest, where she is able to think more clearly. 

Maya also tells her troubles to a trusted neighbour, elderly Mrs Morales, who lives alone except for her cat. Mrs Morales helps Maya think through her problem, and come to a conclusion as to what to do about it. 

A well told and thoughtful tale which guides children to listen to their intuition, find comfort in nature, share their problems with a caring adult, and to know they deserve respect. And adults could learn a thing or two from it, as well. 

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