Friday, December 13, 2013
The Last Snowman by JC Little
As the mother of a fifteen year old, I recognized the sentiments expressed in this book. When children are small and need us twenty four hours a day, we can find ourselves wishing they would grow up and leave us more time to ourselves. When they do just that, we are torn. While we are proud of our children's independence as they learn to stand on their own two feet and experience life for themselves, it is difficult to realize that this time in our own lives is coming to a close, and that we will need to find new ways to relate to our children as they become adults.
All this is expressed succinctly in the story of the last snowman. The illustrations are also adorable and portray that tug of war between child and adult. This book is recommended for all parents and for children old enough to understand how their changes affect the adults in their lives.